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Man captures giant 11 pound rat in grain market (video)

By Mason White 12:33 PM July 28, 2014
Huge rat in cage 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A huge rat that was terrorizing consumers at a market in China, was finally caught, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

The rat weighing about 11 pounds was caught in a grain market in Guiyang on Wednesday night.

A man named Han, said that he caught the rat. “We chased it out and placed it in a cage,” Han said. A crowd of people, mostly workers in the grain market, came to see the rat overnight.

The next day, the Guiyang wildlife protection identified it as a Chinese bamboo rat. The Chinese bamboo rat is a species of rodent in the Spalacidae family.

The rat meat is sold in China, and is famous for its taste and nutrition. Their fur is soft and thick.