THE RAT FROM HELL: Family Finds Enormous ‘Ratzilla’ in Their Kitchen

Published on March 28, 2014

A family in a suburb of Stockholm was briefly terrorized by an enormous rat — not including the tail — that had family members jumping on chairs and left the cat “terrorized for a week.”

The behemoth, dubbed a “rat from hell” by Swedish website The Local, crawled into the family’s kitchen through a hole up from the cellar. Signe Bengtsson was the first family member to spot the beast.

“I couldn’t help but do the old classic and jump on the kitchen table and scream,” she told The Local.

Reached by phone Thursday at their house in Solna, a few kilometers north of Stockholm, Erik Korsas told he at first didn’t believe his wife’s description of the scurrying critter.

“Next time I will believe my wife when she hears something behind the dishwasher,” he said.

Korsas said his smallest boy had labeled it a “Putin rat,” but not because of any resemblance to the Russian leader.

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