The 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2009From dyed donkeys to cat-sized rats, we revisit the 10 craziest stories of the year

CAT-SIZED RAT FOUND

File this under "eww:" A BBC television crew filming deep in the jungles of Papua, New Guinea, discovered a new species of giant rat that's about the size of a cat. The animal, named the Bosavi wooly rat, measures 32 inches long and weighs 3.3 lbs.



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