Giant freakin’ rat!

A giant species of rat has been discovered. We’re not just talking about a rat that’s kinda big but a giant freakin’ rat!!!! And believe it or not, it wasn’t found in New York City, but in a remote rainforest in Papua New Guinea:

Measuring 82 centimeters (32.2 inches) from nose to tail and weighing around 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds), the species is thought to be one of the largest rats ever to be found.

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Initial examinations of the rat — provisionally named the Bosavi woolly rat — suggest that it belongs to the Mallomys — a genus of rodents in the muridae family which are the largest living species of rodent.

In 2007, a similar species of giant rat was found in Foja Mountains in Papua New Guinea’s Mamberamo Basin.

The article doesn’t name the rat, so I’ve decided to name the giant rat Kent Hovind.

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