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Horrific Moment Giant Rat Climbs Shelves In Australian Aldi Store

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Horrific Moment Giant Rat Climbs Shelves In Australian Aldi Store

A shopper spotted an enormous rat climbing up the shelves in an Aldi store and thankfully caught it on video. See for yourself:

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The giant rodent could be seen on the metal railing by some packs of water, making its way up the shelves towards some boxes of soft drinks.

The footage was filmed in an Aldi store in Australia by TikTok user Caity, who shared it with her followers.

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She captioned the video: ''Oh hell no,'' adding 'Latest special at Aldi' on the clip itself.

After another user suggested she add some relevant music, she reported it with the Mission: Impossible soundtrack.

Daily Mail Australia reports that Caity told an employee who went on to try to catch the rodent, but she left the shop shortly after, so wasn't sure whether or not it was caught in the end.

TikTok users had mixed opinions on the shocking incident.

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Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

One said: "He's just panic buying, leave him alone."

Another wrote: "Is he trying to find toilet paper?"

A third joked: "Ratatouille working on his climbing skills."

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LADbible has reached out to Aldi for comment.

When contacted by the Daily Star, an Aldi spokesperson declined to comment on the specific incident but said: "We encourage the customer to contact our Customer Service Department directly so that we can look into this further."

And although the first place we think of when we think of terrifying animals will always be Australia, there are also reports of giant 'swamp rats' taking over parks in the US.

Footage shows a huge colony of 'swamp rats' invading a park in Texas last year.

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The creatures could easily be mistaken for huge rats, but are actually a type of beaver called a nutria.

The rodents have yellow teeth and long rat-like tails and wardens at the Krauss Baker Park in Fort Worth are urging people not to encourage the growth of the colony.

The rodents can eat up to a quarter of their body weight in a day and big settlements can mean the water quality could decrease, leading to potential outbreaks of infections in the area.

Credit: WFAA
Credit: WFAA
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Female nutrias can have up to 200 offspring a year, meaning it's easy for colonies to get out of control.

Confused locals shared photos and videos of the unsettling creatures congregating in the local park.

Rachel Richter, a wildlife biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife, told WFAA: "If not controlled, you end up with erosion, destabilized banks, decreased water quality, and a lot less of a habitat for native plants, animals, and fish."

And they can be harmful to people because of the parasites they bring to the water.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@caity.potaty

Topics: Aldi, TikTok

Amelia Ward
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