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03-07-2013, 01:50 AM #1
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Although Tehran has had a decades-long struggle with rats, its rodent problem seems to have grown to epic proportions as of late. Giant rats that have been flushed out of their nests by melting snow are the focus of a renewed extermination effort in the Iranian capital, according to several reports.

Some of the rodents reportedly weigh as much as 11 pounds.

The International Business Times quoted Tehran city council environment adviser Ismail Kahram, who told Iranian news website Qudsonline.ir that the rats "seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them."

"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," Kahram said, according to the outlet.

The Huffington Post reached out to several rat experts to assess the validity of Kahram's claim. Dr. David Baker, laboratory animal veterinarian at LSU, told HuffPost that it's unlikely the rats got super-sized as the result of a mutation.

"Nearly all genetic mutations identified across the field of biology are harmful and confer a disadvantage to the species rather than an advantage. It’s not like in the sci-fi movies," Baker said in an email.

However, he pointed out that there are several species of "giant" rats found around the world that can achieve the sizes described by Kahram. Because their growth plates don't fuse after puberty, Baker explained, even common black rats can get very large.

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03-07-2013, 02:03 AM #2
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wtf2.gif Good find, but that's larger than some small breeds of dogs as well. Hard to believe. Rats have been known to kill children in their cribs. damned.gif
There are other species that large with no mutation at all...
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/new...tacks.html

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03-07-2013, 02:10 AM #3
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03-07-2013, 02:19 AM #4
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I saw an enormous rat myself her in town a few years back. I would assume easier access to food (especially junk food) would cause them to grow bigger?

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03-07-2013, 02:53 AM #5
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(03-07-2013, 02:19 AM)Octo Wrote:  omg.gif

I saw an enormous rat myself her in town a few years back. I would assume easier access to food (especially junk food) would cause them to grow bigger?

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In the case with that giant monster pig that was finally caught some years ago it was from it having open access to feed with all sort of hormones and shït in it.

...tons of weird shït in our waste now too in addition to hormones. bound to be some side effects eventually.
03-07-2013, 03:34 AM #6
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(03-07-2013, 02:53 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  In the case with that giant monster pig that was finally caught some years ago it was from it having open access to feed with all sort of hormones and shït in it.

...tons of weird shït in our waste now too in addition to hormones. bound to be some side effects eventually.


Can't imagine that doesn't have somethingto do with it.



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