Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:33 a.m.
Watch out, Burmese pythons. A more disgusting invasive critter is looking to steal your thunder.
About 20 Gambian pouched rats have been trapped in the past year out on Grassy Key
. Wildlife authorities say the huge rodents
, which can weigh up to nine pounds, have been in the area since 1999. For a few years, it was thought the rats had been eradicated from the Keys, but recent sightings indicate that they've made an unfortunate return.
Become the rat king of water-cooler talk in your office by boning up on these five essential points about the repulsive creatures: