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Giant rat captured in China

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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Giant rat captured in China


news.ninemsn.com.au

A 2.7kg rat bearing 2.5cm-long teeth has been caught in China.

The nightmarish creature, which has a 30cm tail, was trapped last weekend in Fuzhou, a city along China's south coast, Britain's Telegraph newspaper reports.

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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My God! When I saw this picture I thought it was a beaver! But it turns out to be some kind of super rat...makes you wonder what they are feeding these things over there in China. Could it be a genetic freak who was snacking on some of Monsanto’s Franken-food? Who knows, but I do know I wouldn't want this thing lurking around my house at night! Yikes!!!


news.ninemsn.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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I like how this guy had no fear.... Who knows where he took this giant rat. But, rodents really are so intelligent.

Best pets in the world.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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and there i thought they were talking about Bush

sorry couldnt Resist with that.

damn thats a Big Rat



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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dam just when i thought joe biden was finally captured.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:26 PM
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Impressive,,,,Most impressive.
I imagine it's pelt will fetch a high price.

[edit on 19-2-2009 by snowen20]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:30 PM
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Sounds like some Chinese are going to have one heck of a feast...yumm!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:30 PM
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That's gonna make a lot of 'pork' fried rice.

[edit on 19-2-2009 by TravelerintheDark]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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It's less than half the size of your average adult nutria (swamp rat) which can get up to 20 lbs. Nice specimen, though. I'd hate to see one scurrying around in the garage.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by yeahright
It's less than half the size of your average adult nutria (swamp rat) which can get up to 20 lbs. Nice specimen, though. I'd hate to see one scurrying around in the garage.



The thing actually looks like a large muskrat and probably of the same type water rat so its no big deal. It has feet front and back and a tail just like the muskrat or a Nutria.

If a muskrat of good size emerged form the sewers of NYC they would probably have the same reaction but the large size of the rat would be natural. You would have to tell most people what it really was.

I lived in the city as a boy and remember the first time I saw a muskrat that had come up out of a storm drain. It scared the living s**t right out of me. I was sure it were a freak of nature an overgrown Norway rat. Sometime after that we moved way out in the country with the corn and soy beans. The large Muskrat became common place and I never saw a Norway rat out there although there were grain rats.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 07:02 PM
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Lol, others would call them the greatest pests in the world.

Depends on how you look at it.

Also, I hope that's not your firing stance in your avatar, maybe you should get a smaller gun.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 07:02 PM
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Looks alot like this 'new' species found in Papua:




Scientists believe they have found two new undocumented mammals, a giant rat and a pygmy possum, in the remote tropical forests of Indonesia's Papua province, a conservation group says.

Researchers from Conservation International and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences documented the two mammals during an expedition to Papua's Foja Mountains in June.

The Mallomys giant rat weighs 1.4 kilograms and is apparently new to science.

It is about five times the size of a typical city rat, says Dr Kristofer Helgen, a scientist with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

Source: abc.net.au

Perhaps someone smuggled one out of Papua, and it got loose?



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 07:09 PM
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"Rodents of unusually large size. I don't believe they exist"




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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I remember when I was in a band in Richmond ,B.C. living in the band house. I got up one morning and looked out the second story window to see a huge dead rat on our garage roof. It had rained heavily the night before and the rat had appeared overnight. None of us ever figured out how it had gotten there. It appeared to have drowned.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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nothing special about a big rat.



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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by michial
I remember when I was in a band in Richmond ,B.C. living in the band house. I got up one morning and looked out the second story window to see a huge dead rat on our garage roof. It had rained heavily the night before and the rat had appeared overnight. None of us ever figured out how it had gotten there. It appeared to have drowned.


Well, unless it sprouted wings, it either climbed there (rats are good climbers - I used to have one as a pet) or was taken there, perhaps by a cat. Maybe someone tossed it up there!?



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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heres the source of infestation



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 09:36 PM
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Not too surprising. As others have pointed out, much bigger rodents exist around the world. I’ve seen Nutria here in Dallas that had to be 7-8 pounds. Ask South Americans about giant rodents.

And I’d eat a big ass rat if I was hungry. Tastes like chicken, right?




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