A new study published in the Journal of Anatomy claims the largest rodent fossil ever has been found.
This is great news for those who have long longed to learn more about giant rat-like creatures. The South American Josephoartigasia monesi is thought to have stood close to 5 feet tall, weighed 2,200 pounds and had foot-long teeth that bit with a force of 1,400 Newtons, similar to the force of a tiger bite.
We could use one of these beasts here. The next time WZZM-TV sends a news crew on a slow day to report downtown Douglas appears full of empty store fronts, we could introduce them to our new pet.
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