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Giant Rat caught in China - Photo

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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A giant rat with one-inch-long teeth has been caught in the southern Chinese province of Fujian.



The rat, which weighed six pounds and had a 12-inch tail, was caught at the weekend in a residential area of Fuzhou, a city of six million people on China's south coast.

The ratcatcher, who was only named as Mr Xian, said he swooped for the rodent after seeing a big crowd of people surrounding it on the street.

He told local Chinese newspapers that he thought the rat might be a valuable specimen, or a rare species, and had to muster up his courage before grabbing its tail and picking it up by the scruff of its neck.

"I did it, I caught a rat the size of a cat!" he shouted out afterwards, according to the reports. Mr Xian is believed to still be in possession of the animal, after stuffing into a bag and departing the scene.


www.telegraph.co.uk...




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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Holy Rodent..!

Forget a pellet gun; you'd need at least a .22 to take it out...never mind, just looked again. At least a .40...





That is scary stuff man...



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by chapter29
That is scary stuff man...


Not as scary as Rat monster




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 03:59 PM
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Woah! Look at that one! If that's real then it looks even bigger than the Giant Gambian Pouched Rat (pictured below):



These things get any bigger they'll take over the #ing world, man. Look at the mischief on its face!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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LOLOL


Co-workers just came over to my desk asking what was so funny...

Nice man...





posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:02 PM
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this is what that guy and his wife were saying a minute beffore this happened


.... do you believe in ROUS's?

Rodents of unusal size i don't believe they exist.

WHAT THE POOP IS THAT



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:04 PM
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^^^ that you tube is funny


Man I saw that pic and first thought was it was a beaver! It's only really the tail that convinced me it was a rat - I used to let my rats breed when I was a teenager, I had one rather large muscley dude (I let him eat cat food!) but nothing compared to that guy! .... actually that looks like a female - rats have very large testicles for their body size.

I have heard the only real limiting factor for a rodents size is the diet, I guess this is a good example, shame they had to kill it really, she must of been more than 10 years old.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:04 PM
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Wow, that is one BIG rat! I doubt my little mousetraps can stop that beast. I can't believe they actually eat the meat of animals like that. Aren't they afraid of some disease that might spread around?

[edit on 19-2-2009 by darkclaw1256]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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Some phrases caught my attention there...

*Giant rat
*one-inch-long teeth
*residential area
*grabbing its tail
*in possession of the animal
*examine the rat more closely
*can grow up to 30 inches long

The only way that animal could be any worse is if it carried a tissue and coughed a lot. Nasty.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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Pffffffffffft, that's nothing...you should see how we grow em in NYC subways.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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Now that's what I call a Rat!! Big, fat, juicy and full of meat. That Rat should make a lovely Curry. I bet the locals are dribbling in anticipation to the thought of tasting that lovely rodent.

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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Holy Poo Batman that is one huge rat! Yucky!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:23 PM
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The ratcatcher, who was only named as Mr Xian, said he swooped for the rodent after seeing a big crowd of people surrounding it on the street.


They were fighting as to who could make kung pao out it....

YUMM!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:23 PM
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Wrong part of the world for curry... Massive stir fry tho - I'd pay to sit in



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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We have bigger rats in Britain - they are called politicians!!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:39 PM
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lol - remind me never to stop of at wolvo for a curry!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:50 PM
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nice.
i've seen rats that large in the Philippines. had to stop and do a double take.
also saw about 5 of them at a state fair in colorado in the late 70's. they were considerably larger than miniature dogs and normal size cats.

the one i witnessed in PI just came lumbering through a house i was staying at. all the girls immediately jumped onto counter tops and sofas while mr. rat cruised by. it was hilarious.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:54 PM
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That is NOT a rat, its a coypu more commonly known as nutria.


Here is the Wiki entry



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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Chitlins and gravy mmmmm.
Just like ma used to make mmmmm





[edit on 19-2-2009 by SLAYER69]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by Phlegmi
That is NOT a rat, its a coypu more commonly known as nutria.


Here is the Wiki entry


Good spot.




So not a rat then?




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