Things you don't want to see in the deli counter of your local supermarket No.1: a large rat eyeing up the cheese.

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However, as you can see, that's what happened in one Paraguay store a few weeks ago. And a horrified shopper did exactly what any of us would do in the same situation: he took a photograph then posted it on Twitter. Oh, and presumably he went elsewhere to buy his cheese.

(Do feel free to insert your own "ratatouille" joke here.)

Unsurprisingly, the snap went viral - and the shop was swiftly closed down, pending an investigation by health officials, reports Twentytwowords.com.

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