posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 04:51 AM
This is not a specific area of interest for me normally although i have read James Herbert's The Rats, Lair and Domain which i found thought
provoking and entertaining.
I was driving into work early this morning when i heard the host on a national talk radio station speaking to a guy from Hull, a large town on the
North east coast of the UK. This guy works on the docks in Hull and he was calling in to answer a question posed earlier in the show (before i was
listening) as to whether there was any truth to the rumour of what were termed "Giant Rats" being rife in the UK.
He said that he and his colleagues regularly see these creatures on a daily basis and that it was so much of an everyday occurrence that they didn't
ever bother reporting the fact to anyone else. When asked as to the size he said that the largest ones were about the equal of a collie dog. He went
on to say that one of his colleagues keeps a buzzard as a pet and that when one of these rats is killed or caught (i cant remember which he said) it
gets given to that guy as food for the buzzard.
Shortly after he hung off another man called in, i cant remember exactly but i think he was from Liverpool and he said pretty much the same thing. He
had seen very large rats many times on his route to work, early in the mornings, again by the docks.
Pictures are something that i obviously do not have as it was a radio show but hopefully this will be followed up by a section of the national press.
If that happens i will post links on this thread, that is if it doesn't get removed as i know this subject has been covered before but, as far as i
can see, not for a good while.