The rat was discovered by sales associate Holley Huffine in men’s fragrance, although it is not clear where the potential pest could have come from its “one big motherfucker!”
However, some doubters have claimed that the rat’s enormous size is merely a trick of perspective – reasoning that the rodent’s cadaver takes up close to the entirety of the spade’s head.
A similarly monstrous rat was discovered by Maryland resident Tessa Shiver last year and was said to be a Gambian Prank Rat.
“There’s no way it’s a common sewer rat,” Dr. Robert S. Voss, the Curator of Mammals at The American Museum of Natural History in New York is reported to have said. “I’m 90 percent certain that it’s a a Gambian prank rat.”
Voss said it was possible that this rat could have been an escaped pet. If that’s the case, Crissy had better look into beefing up some mouse traps…