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ATM-dwelling rat in India gobbles up $18,000


Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2018 | Comment icon 6 comments

The hungry rat's last meal cost a small fortune. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Chris Barber
A rat that managed to gain access to an ATM machine ended up gorging itself on a small fortune in notes.
The peculiar incident reportedly occurred in Tinsukia - a town in the northeastern state of Assam.

According to bank branch manager Chandan Sharma, the hungry rodent had somehow managed to slip inside the machine where it feasted on Indian rupee notes worth over $18,000.

The damage was only discovered after the machine stopped working and technicians were called out.

They found the culprit lying dead in the midst of a large pile of shredded notes.

"The ATM was out of order for a few days and when our technicians opened the kiosk we were shocked to find shredded notes and a dead rat," said Sharma.

"We have started an investigation into this rare incident and will take measures to prevent a recurrence."

Source: Reuters | Comments (6)

Tags: Rat, Money, India

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Ellapennella on 20 June, 2018, 13:42
Ulch†rats inside the ATM.†Look at they're little hands, so cute.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado on 20 June, 2018, 13:44
The Hole In The Wall Gang.
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 25 June, 2018, 19:13
Must have been some tasty paper and ink.† I wonder if the rat smelled food from the human's handling the money.† I had a rat in my basement that ate plaster.† Unless the note pigmetns used asenic in the formulations, the rat had himself a safe and expensive dining experience.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Grandpa Greenman on 25 June, 2018, 19:34
I wonder what did kill him, the ink? ††Like they say, you can't eat money.† †
Comment icon #5 Posted by Captain Risky on 25 June, 2018, 21:46
†isnít it you canít take it with you.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Carlos Allende on 26 June, 2018, 17:40
Well, as metaphors for capitalism go...


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