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Giant Rats Invade Florida: Five Things to Know About the Disgusting Vermin

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:

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