The Telegraph recently released a story saying that a man in Fujian had caught a giant rat, allegedly swooping it up after seeing a big crowd of people surrounding it in on the street.
Only, if it’s the rodent pictured in the accompanying photo, we’re pretty sure that’s not actually a rat. The Telegraph later mentions that it could be a bamboo rat… but wouldn’t the Fujianese recognize an animal native to Southern China?
It looks to us like a Coypu (or Nutria), a large South American species that invaded the rest of the world thanks to fur ranchers, though – obviously – we’d need to see more than just a picture to be sure. Thoughts?