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15-Inch Rat Terrorizes Swedish Family in Kitchen (Photos)

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 02:51 PM

By Nick Sanchez

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A "monster" rat 15 inches long chewed through cement and wood to take up residence in a Swedish family's kitchen, certainly justifying Signe Bengtsson's classic reaction and panicked call to her husband.

"I couldn't help but do the old classic and jump on the kitchen table and scream," she told The Local, Sweden's English-language news source.

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It all began when the family cat refused to go in the kitchen.

"We thought it could be a little mouse, but after a while we figured it couldn't be because it was making too much noise," Bengtsson told The Local. "It was right there in our rubbish bin, a mighty monster. I was petrified. I couldn't believe such a big rat could exist."

She quickly called her husband, Erik Korsås, who was away on a business trip.

"When my wife called I said 'Yeah, sure, take it easy, I'll be home on Sunday,'" he told The Local.

The family avoided the kitchen altogether until he returned.

Unbeknownst to anyone, the rat had chewed through the dishwasher pipes, causing a small flood.

"By the time I got home, the rat was so domesticated that it just sat under the kitchen table," he explained.

Apparently, the giant trap initially laid for it snapped down on the rat's neck, but didn't kill it. Eventually, however, with the assistance of the local pest control company, the rat was finally killed.



The Swedish rat goes down in history alongside stories of other monster rats like one found at a Foot Locker store in the Bronx, N.Y., and another slain with a pitchfork in Brooklyn's Marcy Housing projects. Both of those rats appeared to be Gambian pouched rats, however, an illegal, non-native species likely brought to the U.S. as pets.

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