'Godzilla Rat' Found In China

According to reports out of China, there have been rumours of abnormally large rats in Shaoyang county. And then, a villager caught one.

Note: This story contains content some readers might find objectionable.

Sanxiang Metropolis Daily (via WantChinaTimes) reports that the freakishly big rodents were apparently preying on fish in a local pond. Farmers finally caught one of the rats, it seems. The animal was a little over three feet long and weighed over 4.5kg.

WantChinaTimes referred to the critter as "the Godzilla rat." Above, you can see what is reportedly the huge rat. (Note that there don't appear to be other photos of the animal, so this could be a hoax.)

After catching and killing the rat, Sanxiang Metropolis Daily reports that the villagers cooked the animal to eat. One 80 year-old villager is quoted as saying he'd never seen a rat that large. Guess he had never eaten one, either.

Freak 5kg rat caught and eaten in Hunan village [WantChinaTimes]

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    Okay when you said they ate it I was like...no way...then I jumped on Google Images and there's a young girl I assume eating a rat and rat dishes etc...

      "...rat dishes..." Fuck that Made me laugh a lot

    Rodents of unusual size?

    I don't think they exist....

      I don't think that word means what you think it means.

      My first thought too.
      (Love "Princess Bride")

    Objectionable content warning?


      Unfortunately that is the type of world we live in these days.

        Yup, someone at work got offended by a picture of someone holding up a fish they caught :/

      The guy on the left is wearing THONGS. In PUBLIC. Expect to see big black bars over this very soon.

      He also seems to be wearing stubbies (and you can see a couple more pairs hung up behind them.) So: thongs, stubbies, large animal resembling a rat (but clearly a small kangaroo) - this was probably taken in Australia then faked up for a Chinese audience.

      Or it could be the pink motorcycle that's objectionable.

    Doesn't seem that freaky.. Isn't there like, heaps of species of wild rat which grow quite large?

    I've seen Rakali on the water front in Taren Point that put that thing to shame.

    When I lived in Africa my dogs killed two rats that size, I was told they were Cane Rats

    OMG, They killed Master Splinter! You bastards!

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