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City Rat | September 7, 2009

Measuring 82 centimeters (32.2 inches) from nose to tail and weighing around 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds), the species is thought to be one of the largest rats ever to be found.

art.giant.ratI’m pretty certain this is what ran in front of me the other night.

“This is one of the world’s largest rats. It’s a true rat, the same kind you find in the city sewers,” said Kristofer Helgen, a biologist from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, who was part of the expedition team.

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1 Comment »

  1. Just watch out for what the less expensive restaurants are serving!

    Comment by Father Unit — September 8, 2009 @ 8:58 am


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