Alarmingly large rats said to be “as big as cats” are invading a coastal community in Wales, it reported. BBC. Residents of Castle Beach in Tenby said the problem had worsened in recent months. A video of large rodents, dubbed “super rats” by locals, shows them scampering along the beach as waves crash against the rocks.
According to the New York Post, this particular breed of vermin is resistant to over-the-counter poisons and has teeth strong enough to gnaw through concrete. Locals are “living in terror”, according to reports.
Monster rats are 20 inches long from head to tail. Pembrokeshire council urged people not to feed the birds or drop food, and said specialist staff were examining the cliffs where the rats are believed to nest, according to a BBC report.
Local boatman Roger Miles told the BBC that the pest problem has been a real concern in recent weeks. “Early night, dusk, early morning, rats everywhere actually,” he said.
“Rats are as big as cats sometimes, they are really big rats,” he added.
Locals have claimed that the rodents were larger than normal.
The boatman has urged the council to get rid of the rodents, saying: “It’s been going on for a long time, it’s been left alone and something needs to be done about it.”
A resident named Derek Brown said: “The big concern is the structural damage they could be causing to the cliff face.”
Another resident named Michael Lindsay told the news outlet: “We probably see a rat at least once a week running around the roads.”