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If you’re squeamish…we are sorry. Because this big ass dead rat is all up in your face right now. And it’s gross. We know.

But at least you didn’t have to catch it because it was terrorizing your cat and gnawing through your walls. That’s what happened to a Swedish family who thought all the scurrying was a little kitchen mouse.

But after the Bengtsson-Korsås family noticed their cat Enok refused to enter the kitchen in their flat in Solna, north-west Stockholm, they knew something else was going on.

According to the Daily Mail:

Despite attempts from Mrs Bengtsson-Korsås and her two children to scare the rodent, the ‘Viking rat’ only grew bolder and eventually dared to venture out on the kitchen floor.

Exterminators were called in and placed industry-sized traps to catch the rat, and less than a day later one of them snapped.

However, when the family checked, the trap was gone. The rat was so powerful that it had carried the trap with it, snapped around its neck.

‘It didn’t die when it went into the trap, but scurried away. It went underneath a wooden plant, where it got stuck and choked itself to death,’ Mr Bengtsson-Korsås said.

‘It was the biggest rat I have ever seen, and it looked like it was in good shape as the fur was nice,’ he added.

Did we mention that Master Splinter, as the internet has now dubbed the humongous rodent, measured in at 16 inches?

Excuse us while we go barf. And die. Is anyone else itching? We apologize in advance for the nightmares you’ll have tonight.

SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Bengtsson-Korsås Family

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