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Giant rats supposedly found in South Africa.

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Rats can grow to amazing sizes as is. Especially when on a diet of human flesh.

No, seriously. Rats in the trenches of WWI got to be size of cats from eating corpses.

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No, seriously. Rats in the trenches of WWI got to be size of cats from eating corpses.

And some of them made it all the way up to be Generals.

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I don't know, it looks like a opossum to me....

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I think it's quite plausible that a rat could grow like this in such squalid conditions, these places must be a rat haven.

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African giant pouched rats (not really rats at all) can grow to be up to three feet long. Icky, but real.

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i dunno we have tons of possums and rats around here it it looks like a rat to me.

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These "Giant Rats" are a species of rodent. they have reached the news; there was documentary about them. They carry lots of diseases :o

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:ph34r: Wow for certain now i'm going to be paranoid as hell, next time i hear a sound in the middle of the night.

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Eugh... this reminds me of the prologue in the Jurassic Park novel where some of the escaped Comsognathus kill an infant. That picture looks a lot more like an opossum to me, though.

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Kind of sad, but... I want one! Hand raise a baby one, get a cute little rat pet. And you could let it run around freely, since it would be so big! You could take it on walks! ^_^ I've always thought rats were cute, though most people hate them. I guess they are mean, and disease ridden. But if you hand raise one it would be a sweet pet!

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You should mail me one! :rofl:

Lolz, the only thing you would getting in the mail would be an empty box with a big hole at the buttom, and probably my bitten off fingers.

But they would make great guard dogs hehe.

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LOL, to be honest. I work in a big factory that makes petrol and all other chemical stuff, and I have always heard the guys talking about these huge rats that are as big as cats. I never believed them. Well, one night I was standing in the smoke hut outside when I saw something in the corner of my eye, when I looked I saw this huge rat, kind of whitish and brown and he was running into the plant. That was quite a shocker. I think its the chemicals they are exposed to that makes them that big lol. Now whenever I go into the plant I keep my eyes EXTRA open.

They also catch birds and one even killed a cat? That I dont know for sure as I have only heard the guys talk at work. They are very active at night time.

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Reminds me of the 'Giant Rat' you get to see at the state fair for a dollar. Which is nothing more than a Capybara.

capybara1.jpg

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