Terrifying ‘giant rat’ found after heavy rain washes it out of Mexico City sewers

After a bout of heavy rain in Mexico City, a strange and mysterious “creature” was pulled out of the sewers

The “giant rat” was part of 22 tonnes of waste pulled from the city’s drainage system following heavy storms.

When workers in Mexico City first clapped eyes on it, they thought rats were turning into dinosaur-sized monsters.

Border Report says crews made the unsavoury discovery while cleaning 22 tons of trash from Mexico City’s drainage system.

Turning a corner, they suddenly came across what is being described as a “giant rat”.

But the rodent turned out not to be an actual live animal – and is actually a Halloween prop.

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The rat had been in a warehouse but apparently washed away during storms, somehow disappearing into a labyrinth of drains underground, the Mexico City workers said.

Some even said if they had seen it on a street, they would’ve run away in fear.

Local reports say it was so realistic that passersby “marvelled” at the site of it after crews pulled it out from underneath the city.

Its rightful owner, Evelin López, said her creation washed away years ago during storms in the city, and no one ever helped her get it back.

López says she has yet to decide what she would do with the rat, Border Report wrote.

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Last month rats “the size of rabbits” overran homes in a Merseyside town, as shown in a shocking video.

People living in Sefton Road, Litherland, complain that the problem is ongoing and the “brazen” creatures appear to be getting bigger.

In a video, recorded by a resident, a large brown rat is caught in a cage.