RAT ‘THE SIZE OF A JACK RUSSELL DOG’ FOUND IN TIPP
An American Swamp Rat the size of a Jack Russell dog is being rehabilitated in a Co Kildare animal sanctuary after being found in the wild.
Rodney is 3 feet long and weighs 6 kilos.
He was found in a swamp in Co Tipperary by a man walking his dog.
He is currently being cared for by Dan Donoher of the Kildare Animal Foundation – who says he’s a pretty chilled out rat, some of the time.
“He’s quite big, he’s bigger than a Jack Russell dog” she said.
“But he looks kind of like beavery looking”.
“In the pictures in The Sun he is very rat-looking, but you should see him in a video or real life – he looks like a beaver”.
“He’s not very friendly, he does kind of warn us often – but he doesn’t have much fear so he has been used to human contact at some stage” she added.