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Monday, March 14, 2016

Mutated Giant Rat..What does that tell us about the future?

[How big could a rat possibly–oh wow that’s big/Sky News]

A massive rat, believed to be “bigger than a four-year-old boy” has been found by a group of gas workers in London. Engineer Tony Smith, 46, discovered the dead rat in a bush next to a children’s playground while working nearby.The large rodent measured four feet long.
“I’ve got a cat and Jack Russell and it was bigger than both of those,” Smith told said
His co-worker, James Green is pictured holding the giant rodent with an extendable claw just before they stuck it in the bin.
“We thought we had better take a picture or people won’t believe it’s real,” Smith told ITV News.
Smith explained that the estate where he was working had been infested with rats and the poison left around to catch the rodents wasn’t working since they’ve become immune over the years.
“The garbage bins get left open nearby so these little fellas have a pretty good diet,” Smith told the news outlet. 
Pest control experts have warned local residents that the rats are mutating and growing bigger as they feed on thrown-away food in trash bins and become immune to traditional poison.  Don't forget, our meat is enhanced with steroids and growth hormones; our cereals and processed foods have added, concentrated vitamins and much of our produce is genetically engineered. Naturally we are going to  have mutated giant rats.
Here's the scary part, mice/rats and humans, are 97% genetically identical. Mice and humans each have about 30,000 genes, yet only 300 are unique to either organism. Both even have genes for a tail, even though it's not "switched on" in humans.
Also, as we are evolving and changing as a species, so are rats and of course other species of animals. No telling how big they will become or how intelligent.

Another thing to be concerned about is that the rat species as a whole is becoming poison resistant as they adapt to their environment and evolve.
“Reports of poison-resistant rats have been increasing in recent years and it seems likely that there’ll be a further surge in numbers,” Simon Forrester, chief executive of the British Pest Control Association, said.
“The trouble is that people who try to treat problems themselves are likely to be making the problem worse.”
Also expect spiders to become larger and faster moving in the next decade .... compliments of global warming. Lots to look forward to, especially for folks with arachnophobia (fear of spiders) or musophobia (fear of rats and mice). Have a nice day.

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