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Post by GillianK on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:41 pm

Just thought ppl might be interested in seeing this giant rat

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/giant-rat-caught-killed-grandad-174504562.html
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Post by GillianK on Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:26 am

Looks like a Coypu not a rat!
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Post by carol on Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:29 am

now that a biggy Laugh

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Post by katherine on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:23 am

It does look like a coypu doesn't it? Wink

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Post by Zoundz on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:25 am

I would say probably is a coypu!

Must admit when I saw it earlier I was a bit sad at the attitude of 'kill it kill it kill it!'

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Post by GillianK on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:41 am

Totally agree Laura. Whatever the creature was, it was minding its own business in its natural environment and I didn't see the need to kill it at all. It was hardly doing any harm.
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Post by redrach on Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:46 pm

I think he's a horrible piece of work, whatever it is. The fact that he was saying it was slow & probably pregnant & he battered it. Wtf. It's not like people walk down the street & kill badgers or geese.
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Post by GillianK on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:33 am

Totally agree Rach. Think he should be reported to the RSPCA. If he'd done that to a dog or cat, he'd be prosecuted for animal cruelty. But this news report makes him out to be somewhat of a hero! Sometimes I'm ashamed of being human!
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Post by redrach on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:36 am

Apparently the RSPCA are looking into it. I'm sure nothing will come of it but.
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Post by katherine on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:11 am

yeah they're pretty useless but at least it's been reported

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Post by SaraBloo on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:06 am

I've seen a few reports like this, and every time people are like.. It can't be Coypu! They were eradicated! But I don't think it's completely implausible that some may have survived or even someones had some in captivity and they've escaped. I think they look more like Beavers than rats imo, and I too was saddened by the KILL IT KILL IT attitude. Though I wouldn't of thought the man could get in trouble for killing something that was supposed to be culled anyways. That's not to say I agree with it.
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Post by Shirodoragon on Thu May 10, 2012 1:17 pm

Awe Sad that's not nice, and its sad really, i don't know if the SPCA is better in other counties or even England but if it happened here the SPCA would have been like hmm.... too expensive to sort *forget* lol i hate the animal rights in this country, they are stupid. I've hated them for as long as i remember even as a kid my mother would ask where i wanna live when i'm older and i would say "not here, animals get treated like crap here" ^^ Meh
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Post by Zoundz on Thu May 10, 2012 8:51 pm

This is actually being investigated by the police currently!

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