Giant rat dubbed 'RATZILLA' caught in supermarket weighing five kilograms
OMG! Ratzilla caught in China!
The Chinese bamboo rat is a species of rodents in the spalacidae family. It is sold in Chinese food markets where locals say its meat is delicious and nutritious.
Its fur is soft and thick, and a lot of people breed Chinese bamboo rats for their economic and medical value in China.
It is found in central and southern China, northern Burma and Vietnam.
Bamboo rats vary in size and it is not uncommon for them to weigh as much as four kilograms.
They are all bulky, slow-moving rodents that live and forage in extensive burrow systems and rarely spend much time above ground. They feed principally on bamboo.
Farmers have bred rats for money, as rat meat can cost four times more than chicken or pork.