Published On: Sat, Mar 9th, 2013

Iran army snipers taking out ‘mutant’ rats in Tehran

With a plague of “mutant” rats, some up to 11 pounds in weight, flooding the Iranian capital, army snipers sporting rifles equipped with infrared scopes are the new exterminator in town, according to recent reports.

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The rats, as big as a small dog, are believed be some genetic mutation, are being flushed out of their nests by melting snows.

According to the International Business Times:

“They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them,” Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir.

“They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that normally take millions of years of evolution. They have jumped from 60 grams to five kilos, and cats are now smaller than them.” . . .

“We use chemical poisons to kill the rats during the day and the snipers at night, so it has become a 24/7 war,” the head of the environment agency, Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, said . . . So far 2,205 rats have been shot dead.

To see a pic of these hideous creatures, click this link.

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