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Snipers deployed to tackle giant mutant rats

By T.K. Randall
March 5, 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. The cat-sized rats now outnumber humans in the Iranian capital.


Source: Perth Now | Comments (57)




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Comment icon #48 Posted by ozman 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
Aw, I like rats!
Comment icon #50 Posted by AlienDan 11 years ago
Comment icon #51 Posted by Abramelin 11 years ago
Gigantic rats have been plaguing Iran's capital Tehran after being exposed to radiation and chemicals. 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 11 years ago
Sounds like the plot to James Herbert's the Rats!
Comment icon #53 Posted by steelyglenn 11 years ago
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 11 years ago
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 11 years ago
Explain why we (USA) would spend a wooden nickle to help IRAN do anything... I say make more rats.....EVEN BIGGER 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 11 years ago
The real rats are the ones governing the country.
Comment icon #57 Posted by -M7 11 years ago
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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