Do you pass an alley on your way into work? Live by a canal? Visit Parliament much? If so, you’ve probably seen a few rats in your time – but none bigger than this one.
According to Sky News, one British gas engineer has just discovered a rat that he says is “bigger than his dog” at a block of flats he was working at.
Tony Smith, 46, spotted the Master Spliter-esque beast in a bush near a kid’s playground in Hackney Downs, north London.
He says it weighed around 25lbs and around 4ft long (if measuring its tail). This would put it on a par with the largest species of rat in the world – and is probably one of the biggest ever found on UK soil.
Tony said: “This is the largest rat I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’ve got a cat and a Jack Russell and it was bigger than both of those.”
The man in the photograph above is Tony’s electrician friend James, who was brave enough to hold the supersize rodent.
Yeah, no thanks.