Giant 1.2m rat found in children's playground

Giant 1.2m rat found in children's playground
Published: 2016 March 11 18:35:08 (9006 Views)
A 1.2m (4ft) long rat was discovered by a gas worker in in Hackney, east London.

Engineer Tony Smith, 46, discovered the animal's corpse, which he says weighed about 11kg (25lbs), while working on a block of flats.

He says that he found the creature lying next to a children's playground which backed onto a railway line near Hackney Downs.



Tony also said that the estate where he has been working has suffered a rat infestation – and thinks that their 'good diet' could have resulted in the rat's mammoth size.

The rat's size comes after warnings from pest control experts – who say that rats are becoming immune to traditional poisons.

It's also thought that they are becoming bigger as they feed off discarded takeaways and thrown away food.

Hackney Council, however, has said its pest controllers didn't find anything on a site visit.



Source - Metro

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