The mail online reported "A giant rat was caught in Liverpool and measured two feet long from its nose to its tail. The menacing super rat was caught on an industrial estate by a pest controller from Whelan Services, one of the country's largest independent pest prevention companies."
Warfarin, used on human patients in controlled doses to help thin the blood, is the common poison used to kill rats.
As the rats become resistant to that though is the only way forward sourcing stronger poisons which surely pose some dangers to public health?
Unless Britain gets to grip with its litter, in particular food waste, the problem will not go away. Do you really want to meet a two foot rat in your garden, on your street or heaven forbid in your home?
In February 2015 the Mail Online reported "Mutant 20-inch super rats 'closing in' on Wiltshire town and can't be killed with poison, warn pest exterminators."
Will your town or city be next?