A RETIRED pub boss tormented by rats in his backyard caught one as huge as a small canine.
Derek Blamire, 82, units traps to snare the vermin, which preserve invading from open land close by to feast on his chicken feed.
He bought spouse Sylvia, 80, to take a snap of the lifeless border terrier-sized rat as he held it up with a litter picker.
Nice-grandad Derek stated “From nostril to tail, it was about 18 inches lengthy.
“It was the size of a small child.”
Sylvia added: “It scared me to demise.”
He has caught 50 rats lately.
Some have realized to keep away from the baited traps so typically Derek, of Blackburn, leaves his chicken feeders empty to make the rodents hungrier and lure them in.
He stated: “In the event that they preserve coming, I’ll preserve catching them.
“I’m not going to surrender.”
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