Monster Rat In London Survives Trap, Is Beaten To Death With Firewood (PICTURE)

31/03/2014 12:40 | Updated 01 April 2014

Last week we brought you the horrific news of a giant, 16-inch rat which chewed through a concrete wall and “terrorised” a family in Stockholm.

Now we bring you the unsettling revelation of a similarly-sized beast on these very shores.

Adrian Whitaker came face-to-face with the rodent in his Highgate kitchen after hearing the “snap” of a mousetrap underneath his dishwasher.

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Adrian Whitaker proudly displays his catch

He told the Ham and High: “My wife was beside me and I said: ‘I don’t think you want to see this.’ I think my caveman instincts kicked in and I thought ‘I’ve got to get this out’.”

The rat was left dazed by the mousetrap, enabling Whitaker to remove it from the house.

He added: “I picked it up with a bag and frogmarched it out of the front door with my wife screaming behind me.


“I then took some firewood to it and it took a few hits to kill it. It’s the first time I’ve killed anything so I felt a bit of guilt after.”

While there is no official word on the size of Whitaker’s rat, the image shows the animal’s body alone measures the length of the 6ft 3 software developer's forearm.

As with this animal, the Swedish ratzilla was also snared by a mousetrap and clung onto life before noisily dying beneath a kitchen cabinet.

“It was a monster, the worst thing I have ever seen,” Signe Bengtsson-Korsas told The Sun.

  • 2 I've made a huge mistake.
  • 3 How did I get into this mess?
  • 4 This... This isn't good.
  • 5 I immediately regret this decision.
  • 6 I've really done it this time!
  • 7 This was a bad idea.
  • 8 They tried to warn me. But did I listen?
  • 9 I really hope no one finds out about this.
  • 10 This is definitely outside my comfort zone.
  • 11 I probably should have thought this one through.
  • 12 Nope nope nope nope nope.
  • 13 Well, this is just great.

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