15-inch rat caught in Swedish kitchen

Emma Woollacott

A 15-inch rat has been caught in a home in Sweden after terrifying the family cat.

The Bengtsson-Korsås family began to suspect something was wrong when their cat started refusing to go into the kitchen. And when Signe Bengtsson-Korsås went to take out the bins, she discovered the giant rodent living behind the dishwasher, where it had chewed through one of the water pipes. The family had believed the problem was caused by mice.