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Neweller
03-04-2013, 06:51 PM
Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers By Umberto Bacchi (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/archives/articles/reporters/umberto-bacchi/): Subscribe to Umberto's

February 20, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2013/02/20/346383.jpg Iran's capital of Tehran is infested by huge rats (Reuters)



Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of "genetically mutated" giant rats.



Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran's streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city's environmental agency said.


"They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them," Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir.


"They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that normally take millions of years of evolution. They have jumped from 60 grams to five kilos, and cats are now smaller than them."


The "mutated rats" have been running rampant in the capital, as cats are scared off by their giant size and traditional poison appear to have no effect on them.



To stop them storming of restaurants' backyards and scavenging public waste containers, the council has deployed ten snipers teams armed with infra-red sighted rifles.
"We use chemical poisons to kill the rats during the day and the snipers at night, so it has become a 24/7 war," the head of the environment agency, Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, said.


Rats' carcasses are burnt or buried in lime.


So far 2,205 rats have been shot dead, but the war is far to be won and the council is planning to bring the snipers team up to 40.

MrE
03-04-2013, 07:37 PM
We need to trap and import the nastiest 535 of them to replace our senators and representatives. They can't do a worse job and we'll immediately recognize them for exactly what they are. There's also a good chance they won't vote themselves pay raises either.
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Jonesy
03-04-2013, 07:49 PM
I guess we should start importing rat meat since we already import radiated fish from Japan

jWolfe
03-05-2013, 02:12 AM
That is down right gnarly! I think I will go :puke: now.

1993Newell
03-05-2013, 04:39 PM
Cats are smaller and afraid? :ohmy: They have a problem on their hands Rats breed like wild fire!

JustDustin
03-07-2013, 05:52 AM
Catch them dirty rats! and feed them to the walking dead! lol!