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Snipers deployed to tackle giant mutant rats


Posted on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 | Comment icon 57 comments


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Gigantic rats have been plaguing Iran's capital Tehran after being exposed to radiation and chemicals.

The troublesome rodents have grown to the size of cats and there are now more of them than humans in the city. University professor Ismail Kahram has stated that the changes in the animals would have normally taken "millions of years of evolution". With rat poison alone proving ineffective, authorities have started to send specially trained marksmen units out at night to hunt down and shoot the rodents.

"It has become a 24/7 war," said Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh of the environmental agency. "We use chemical poisons to kill the rats during the day and the snipers at night."

"Tehran has deployed snipers to fight an invasion of hyper-evolved "mutant rats", which officials say grew freakishly big after being exposed to radiation and chemicals."

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Comment icon #48 Posted by ozman on 8 March, 2013, 13:02
wcturnersr you got Iran all wrong, they are not the suicide bomber types, they are Shiite and are more known for honor killings and street crane hangings of rapists, homosexuals and even raped women. Yeah I myself am muslim and am ashamed at the extremist one's but Iran is like it's own weird secluded nation and doesn't due that stuff Afghans or Iraqi's do.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Agile Rat on 10 March, 2013, 18:01
Aw, I like rats!
Comment icon #50 Posted by AlienDan on 18 March, 2013, 1:30
Comment icon #51 Posted by Abramelin on 18 March, 2013, 7:09
They seem pretty big: He said cats are now smaller than some of Tehran's rats, which can weigh up to 5kilos. http://news.naij.com/26355.html
Comment icon #52 Posted by Subsonicjourno on 18 March, 2013, 13:13
Sounds like the plot to James Herbert's the Rats!
Comment icon #53 Posted by steelyglenn on 21 March, 2013, 23:57
I used to live in Brooklyn NY. back in the 70s and there were plenty of cat-sized rats running around at night! I mean Rats the size of BIG Cats! Not kittens....
Comment icon #54 Posted by trish1997 on 2 April, 2013, 20:30
Explain why we (USA) would spend a wooden nickle to help IRAN do anything... I say make more rats.....EVEN BIGGER
Comment icon #55 Posted by Lava_Lady on 3 April, 2013, 10:34
We can train them to retrieve intelligence and sniff out terrorists! Rats are super smart! And we'll send those gigantic city sewer rats from the Bronx. That big boy on the leash is a bomb sniffing rat working. Xo)
Comment icon #56 Posted by Zaphod222 on 7 April, 2013, 12:19
The real rats are the ones governing the country.
Comment icon #57 Posted by -M7 on 2 September, 2013, 0:54
THATS IT! Iran has gone too far this time...Even through the nuclear weapon possession is not known for certain officially...But mutants is close enough. Who's up for a UN lead intervention?


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