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Family Finds 15-Inch 'Ratzilla' In Their Home

Family Finds 15-Inch 'Ratzilla' In Their Home

A family in Sweden found a 15-inch rat, not including the tail, inside their kitchen.

Sweden's The Local reports the family found the massive rodent under their sink, and after a couple days, it was living under their kitchen table. They stayed out of the room.

And KXAS mentioned Even the family's cat was afraid of the monster rat. The family ended up calling pest control. The exterminator had to bring special traps to stop the monster rat.

Believe it or not, though - the trap wasn't the end. According to the Daily Mirror, the rat actually wandered off after the exterminator trapped it. The family said the rat wound up getting stuck under a piece of wood and choking to death.

Fox News spoke with the family. The father said his smallest son "...labeled it a 'Putin rat' ... 'He said it because it had invaded our home -- and therefore it was a 'Putin Rat.'"

Even though the incident happened about three weeks ago, the family still has to worry about the possibility of a rat invasion because of the cement hole "Ratzilla" created.

If that monster rat isn't scary enough, a doctor in Europe told the BBC there's evidence that rats can potentially grow to be as large as sheep.

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phlk445 March 28 2014 at 9:36 PM

During my "Asian Vacations" the rats were around that size and we had for meals a lot of times fried rat.

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debpinga1 March 28 2014 at 11:37 PM

Aol, you are feeding the iliteracy of this country. We can read. I am tired of video stories. Please at least give us an option to either read the material or watch the video......

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onlyway2goisup March 28 2014 at 2:07 PM


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Flatwoods Farm March 28 2014 at 8:04 PM

size of sheep? Bullshit.

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mail4warding Flatwoods Farm March 28 2014 at 8:15 PM


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Bulls Fan March 28 2014 at 8:00 PM

My Great Dane would have thought it was one of her pups....

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Mike March 28 2014 at 7:35 PM

looks fake

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glennwood5 March 28 2014 at 2:38 PM

Thats funny, the article states that the rat wound up wandering off and getting trapped between a pice of wood and choked to death. The rat is clearly dead in a large rat trap that squashed his head.....

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Elizabeth March 28 2014 at 7:31 PM

I think I would have moved out. As for the family cat - most cats don't tackle rats. A rat terrier would be a better choice.

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pld9568 March 28 2014 at 2:41 PM

I had a Rat this size in my attic. The Exterminator referred to it as a "Norwegian Roof Rat."
We are in a Rural Area - Very scary to think they may be lurking...

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carnut122 March 28 2014 at 7:13 PM

Do they taste like chicken?

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