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Offline Griff Grof

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SUPER-RATS
« on: June 26, 2014, 07:27:06 pm »
Article - Watch tonight at 19:30 ITV, 20:30 ITV+1, On demand on ITV Player

Has anyone seen one yet, as they've been spotted in Glos  :o  ???

Wouldn't want to meet one of these whilst out caching  :D

« Last Edit: June 26, 2014, 07:41:41 pm by Griff Grof »
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Re: SUPER-RATS
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 09:44:35 pm »
Well, gotta be right if it's in the Daily Mail

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Re: SUPER-RATS
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 09:46:13 pm »
Well, gotta be right if it's in the Daily Mail

 ;D

Interestingly, the program actually pointed out a lot of those pictures are of pet African Rats  :o

But it did back the Daily Mail up in that the issue is very much true, and they are getting larger  :D
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Re: SUPER-RATS
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 09:46:55 pm »
First of all, that's the Daily Mail.. so 'nuff said. But...

I missed the program, I would of watched it had I got home in time and known about it earlier. We do have a few corkers around here now and again. Being on the edge of the town next to a farm it's quite normal. I have not seen any that looked like those though, fat and all shaggy looking, and have not seen one 2' long either. Can confirm that standard poisons do nothing though.

Don't expand the thumbnail below if a dead rat will upset you. It is not something I like to do, but occasionally necessary. So you get an idea of size, it is about 18" from the shed latch up to the horizontal row of little studs in the wood around the rat's head.

Not quite 2' yet, let's hope never around here :o

(edit: See TJ posted whilst I was writing with my same thoughts on the daily Mail)

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Re: SUPER-RATS
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 09:54:04 pm »
Mmmm, but I couldn't eat a whole one....
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Re: SUPER-RATS
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 10:06:20 pm »
Mmmm, but I couldn't eat a whole one....
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SAS are taught to eat most things in a survival situation... Rats are VERY low on the list of options!
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