And not even in NYC. An archaeological team searching caves in East Timor found the bones of a ginormous extinct rat that weighed over 13 pounds which is about twice as heavy as the average Chihuahua, and way more than the standard black rat which barely tips the scales at 150 grams. To help visual the difference and fuel nightmares, compare the skull sizes from one of Timor’s super-sized rats (left) with that of a black rat (right). As noted, that’s not even the really big one either. |Science Daily|