Monster rat found prowling university

Posted: 3rd December 2015 by Absurd Stories in Animals
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Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
Pictured Monster rat found prowling university grounds was a metre long with its tail
A monster rat – that was a metre long with its tail – has been captured in the grounds of a university. The images of the giant rodent , which weighed as much as 10 kg, sparked a social media frenzy. Some expressed fears it was part of a new breed of super rat others even suggested it was a genetically modified Frankenstein rat. The coypu, otherwise known as a river rat or nutria, was spotted scurrying through corridors and along rooftops at Wenzhou Medical University, in China. Staff eventually caught the creature, which has thumb-sized front teeth and powerful claws, by throwing several fishing nets over it. CEN

 

Huge: River rat is about a metre long It was later put in a cardboard box and handed over to wildlife experts to be released in a remote location. Lecturers said they believe the creature may be an escaped pet. River rat babies sell for about 900 RMB – about £93 – on some trading sites. A three-foot long river rat was found in Ireland earlier this year. Read more: Giant ‘super rats’ crawling into car engines and gnawing through brake cables are ‘putting lives at risk’