Skip To Content
  • Viral badge
  • Cute badge
  • Ew badge

14 Horrifying Photos Of Gambian Pouched Rats

Giant Gambian Pouched Rats have been found on Grassy Key in Florida, two years after they were thought to have been eradicated. This is our future, people.

According to Yahoo:

Gambian rats have been rapidly reproducing in the Florida Keys despite a decade-long effort to wipe them out. KeysNet reports the invasive, African native species first began showing up between 1999-2001 after a local exotic animal breeder released eight of the rats into the wild.

"We thought we had them whipped as of 2009," said Scott Hardin, exotic species coordinator for Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "We think they have not moved far but they clearly reproduced," he said.

1. And here are 14 images you will never be able to forget:

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14. THE SIZE OF A BOTTLE OF WINE