Stockholm mother Signe Bengtsson first became aware of the beast lurking in her home when the family’s pet cat Enok refused to enter their kitchen.
A few days later she went to put the rubbish out and said “It was right there in our rubbish bin, a mighty monster”. It was enormous, and I simply screamed.
Her husband Erik Korsas, who was away camping with one of their sons at the time, was sceptical that such a monstrous rat could really exist — until he laid eyes on it himself.
“By the time I got home, the rat was so domesticated that it just sat under the kitchen table,” he said.
The rat had chewed its way into the apartment through cement and wood floors, and caused a small flood in the family’s kitchen when it gnawed through the dishwasher’s water pipes.
Bengtsson and Korsas’s sons nicknamed the unwanted houseguest “Putin rat” and “viking rat”.
Pest controllers swooped in to catch the abomination, but the rat was so huge that even heavy-duty traps failed to immediately kill it.
Even when the rat was caught by the neck, it was still able to crawl behind the dishwasher — where it finally died.
“The kids were afraid it would come back to life as some sort of zombie rat. They didn’t want to touch it,” Korsas said.
“The pest controllers said they’d never seen such a big rat before,” said Bengtsson.
Personally I would have gone POSTAL!! let us know what you think.