Ratzilla drives Swede family out of kitchen

Stockholm: Forget Godzilla this monster is real. A Swedish family recoiled in terror when their trap did not immediately kill a 16-inch rat scurrying around their kitchen.

The gigantic rat made its way into the flat in north Stockholm by chewing through the wall
The gigantic rat made its way into the flat in north Stockholm by chewing through the wall

The gargantuan rodent, metal clasped tightly around its neck, powered through the pain and scampered off behind Signe Bengtsson-Korsas’ kitchen cabinets. “It was a monster, the worst thing I have ever seen,” she said.

Her husband, Erik, added, “The rat was so big it did not die.” Eventually the squeaking stopped. The nearly invincible beast was found lifeless behind their dishwasher.

“In the end we managed to find it dead, it had slowly strangled,” Erik said. “Then we felt a bit sorry for it.” He added, “It was the biggest rat I have ever seen, and it looked like itwas in good shape as the fur was nice. 

The family said that pest control workers showed up a few hours earlier to set up the deadly trap at their home in Solna, a suburb of Stockholm.

The rat had already wreaked havoc on their home. At one point the rodent managed to gnaw through a pipe and flood the kitchen.

They initially thought a mouse made it in when they saw their pet cat Enoch standing guard in the pantry and noticed his predatory instincts rising up.

Instead, they found the gigantic rat. It darted out and startled Bengtsson-Korsas when she went to empty the trash. She and her cat ran for the hills.

“We were all terrified, I thought it was going to bite my toes,” her son, Justus said. The family say they think that the rat got into the household through a ventilation pipe, which has since been blocked off with brick.

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