The Ladies of 8 Herschel have no idea how fortunate they are to have only a minor mouse problem.
Quite recently, a rat the size of a cat was found in a South African township after small children were attacked, with some babies found dead. This rat, called the Gambian pouched rat, is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and can grow up to 3 feet long. It has poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing and smelling.
Read more about the Gambian pouched rat and the recent attacks: