4ft long Rat found close to a playground
A rat which appears to be bigger than a dog was found very close to a playground by an engineer. Tony Smith, 46, says it weighs more than 25lb - and is "about 4ft" long including its tail. "This is the largest rat I've ever seen in my entire life," he said.
Mr Smith added: "I've got a cat and a Jack Russell and it was bigger than both of those."
He said trash cans are often left open near the estate where he has been working so "these little fellas have a pretty good diet".
However, some people have cast doubts that the rat is actually as big as it appears in the photo. They think it's photoshopped to look that big.