Meet Ratzilla: the 15 inch long rat that terrorized an entire family and their cat
Forget Godzilla, here’s what we all should be running away from: a monster rat that chewed its way through a concrete wall and settled inside a Swedish family’s kitchen. The Bengtsson-Korsas family realized a disturbance in their household when their cat, Enok, refused to go into their kitchen. What they didn’t know was that the 15 inch long (tail not included) Ratzilla, had already made the space behind the dishwasher its home.
They discovered the uninvited house guest days later when it was time to empty out the garbage bins, only to discover the giant rat chomping on leftovers under the sink. ‘It was right there in our rubbish bin, a mighty monster. I was petrified. I couldn’t believe such a big rat could exist’, Mrs. Korsas told The Local. ‘I couldn’t help but do the old classic and jump on the kitchen table and scream’.
Things got worse the next day. The rat gnawed through a pipe, causing a mini flood in the kitchen. The family resorted to stomping around, so as not to run into the mutant rodent, though that didn’t help as Ratzilla really didn’t mind. ‘By the time I got home, the rat was so domesticated that it just sat under the kitchen table’, Erik Korsås explained.
Finally, the family called in the Terminator exterminators. They placed mouse traps large enough to catch Mickey Mouse, and in less than a day later, it snapped. But no Ratzilla in sight.
‘It didn’t die when it went into the trap, but scurried away. It went underneath a wooden plant, where it got stuck and choked itself to death,’ Korsås said. ‘It was the biggest rat I have ever seen, and it looked like it was in good shape as the fur was nice’.
As for the cat? It was traumatized for a week, but soon moved on from the life-changing experience.
Via The Local