Cat-Sized Rats: Gambian Pouched Rat And 5 Other Giant Rodents [PHOTOS]

By @crvillarreal on

Gambian pouched rats are native to Africa but have been found in Florida's Grassy Key, where they have become an invasive species. The cat-sized rodents are thought to have been brought over as house pets. Although they are not typically agressive animals, they are a threat to local crops and wildlife and have been known to carry the monkeypox disease.

Have a look at five other giant rodent species found around the world.

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