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Chupacabra
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 28, 2013 at 8:22 AM · Report this
TheRain 2
This is really about Rodney Tom, isn't it?
Posted by TheRain on February 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM · Report this
ryanayr 3
These aren't mutated rats, but more likely, and more mundanely, just Gambian Pouched rats, which have also recently invaded New York City and Florida. They are also used in Afghanistan to hunt for land mines.
Posted by ryanayr on February 28, 2013 at 8:29 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Sorry, but I'm not buying it. This sounds like a story concocted to get us back for the Onion story that said Ahmadinejad was more popular than Obama.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 28, 2013 at 8:29 AM · Report this
ryanayr 5
These aren't mutated rats, but more likely, and more mundanely, just Gambian Pouched rats, which have also recently invaded New York City and Florida. They are also used in Afghanistan to hunt for land mines. Feel free to make some vague African connection comment.
Posted by ryanayr on February 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM · Report this
seatackled 6
Maybe they're rats that have been bitten by radioactive spiders.
Posted by seatackled on February 28, 2013 at 8:37 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 7
The chance of the size of these rats being caused by nuclear or toxic waste is essentially zero.

It would be essentially a miracle for the genome to be mutated in such a way to cause comic book style gigantism, and nothing else.

Fucking nonsense.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on February 28, 2013 at 8:41 AM · Report this
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@3: at least that would explain why the cats of Tehran, exposed to the same mutagens, aren't the size of cheetahs.
Posted by originalcinner on February 28, 2013 at 8:42 AM · Report this
PTrig 9
I don't believe in the Rodents of Unusual Size.
Posted by PTrig on February 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM · Report this
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Regardless of the origin of those rats, those are fucking huge. The rat in that picture is bigger than both of my cats. I can perfectly understand why those noble and ancient creatures are refusing to fuck with these rats.
Posted by redemma on February 28, 2013 at 8:57 AM · Report this
picaroon 11
The real story is that the photographic evidence that the Ratcatchers of Tehran are White Sox fans. Sounds about right.
Posted by picaroon on February 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM · Report this
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There's a simple solution to this: mutate the cats!
Posted by Marph on February 28, 2013 at 9:03 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 13
Just introduce a family of lizards into the environment that eat the rats. When the lizard population grows too large, then release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes to eat the lizards. To take care of the Chinese needle snake infestation, send in a species of gorillas that thrive on snake meat. The beauty of the plan is that when winter rolls around, all the gorillas freeze to death!
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 14
We'll feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats and get the catskins for nothing.
Posted by Matt from Denver on February 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM · Report this
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Evolution is just a theory. God miracled those rats to Tehran.
Posted by Che Guava on February 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM · Report this
aureolaborealis 16
That's a fishing photo. Meaning: hold insufficiently large object at arms length between you and the camera. Fishing charters do this as a matter of policy. 20lb salmon looks like 40lb salmon. Not crazily large rat becomes ultra-mega-mega rat.
Posted by aureolaborealis on February 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM · Report this
merry 17
Rodents of Mass Destruction.
Posted by merry on February 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM · Report this
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Master Splinter?
Posted by subwlf on February 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM · Report this
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Charles, I want you to do something for me: Google the term "forced perspective."
Posted by eroggen on February 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 20
Now how are they going to deal w/ the lightning sand & flame spurts?
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on February 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM · Report this
very bad homo 21
Bring in some lions to hunt them.
Posted by very bad homo on February 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM · Report this
beatgrl 22
Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats...

http://youtu.be/3Q7ABB8h7KA
Posted by beatgrl on February 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM · Report this
sirkowski 23
Leave those rats alone you fucking moon worshippers!
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on February 28, 2013 at 4:22 PM · Report this
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@14 Oh my god, I know I'm late but even if it's only for me: Husker Du!
Posted by floater on March 1, 2013 at 1:30 AM · Report this

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