We all know the dangers of jellyfish. You touch them, they sting you. You step on them, they still sting you. It’s just one of those common sense facts that have been instilled in us since 1st grade. Turns out, we can add “waterlogged rats can explode,” onto the same list.
If you just ate lunch, stop reading here. If not, proceed.
Waterlogged swamp rats, also known as nutria, have been washing up on the Magnolia State beaches due to Hurricane Isaac. About 15,000 casualties washed up on Mississippi shores forcing the beaches to remain closed till clean up crews, who have already collected over 16 tons of dead animals, have given the green light for the reopen. Cleaning up the rat mess is no easy task as crews are forced to wear hazmat suits and masks. Turns out, the bodies of these rats have turned into mini “bombs” due to the increased pressure from the sweltering heat.
And if anyone wanted to learn how to obtain an eating disorder, this picture taken below from the actual scene, should suffice.