Iran Battles Plague Of Giant Genetically Mutated Rats

SINA English reports on the perils of city living:

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,” said Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser.

“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 traditional poison appear to have no effect on them. To stop them, the council has deployed ten snipers teams armed with infra-red sighted rifles. So far 2,205 rats have been shot dead.

21 Comments on "Iran Battles Plague Of Giant Genetically Mutated Rats"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Mar 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm |

    It’s only a matter of time ’til the streets are takin’ over by greasels.

  2. Sean A Duncan | Mar 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm |

    “That’s not a kitten. That’s a jumbo-sized sewer rat!” -original Adventures in Babysitting

  3. I use to work a few blocks from Farmer John factory in L.A. -CA….. The rat on the picture is way smaller than the ones i use to see coming out of work at 10PM.

  4. InfvoCuernos | Mar 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm |

    …or maybe they’re just small possums, which might be even more sinister since possums are only found in the US.

  5. BuzzCoastin | Mar 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm |

    psssssh, dat’s nuttin
    there’s mutant rats that’s been plaguing the US for hundreds of years
    called the Federal Government

  6. Sir Legendhead | Mar 8, 2013 at 10:39 am |

    And soon the day came when hyperevolved turtles followed their rodent comrades! They organized underneath the cities of man, gaining higher intelligence and dispensing justice as they saw fit.

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