The remains of ancient, dog sized rats, which were three times the size of the largest species alive today, were found by archaeologists in a remote cave in Australia known as the East Timorese cave.
These huge rats are believed to have weighed around 13 pounds and would have been about the size of a Jack Russel Terrier. The details of the finding were given in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History this week, according to Ken Aplin from the government science agency CSIRO.
Extra cool. GIANT RATS. Those could have probably been a food source although the article doesn’t mention the context of the find.