This beastly rodent is enough to give you nightmares.
The huge rat was found dead just feet away from a popular playground for children in London.
Gas engineer Tony Smith, 46, spotted the animal while working at a block of flats in the middle of London – and held it up for the camera to see.
Of course, its size is distorted by how close it is to lens – but it’s still a sizeable creature.
Smith said that the rat, which was found near where children play in Hackney Downs, London, was by far the largest he’d ever seen.
Tony, from Dagenham, said: “This is the largest rat I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
"I’ve got a cat and a Jack Russell and it was bigger than both of those put together.
"We were going to stick it in the bin, but before we did we thought we better take a picture of people won’t believe it’s real."
The father-of-three added: "I came home and showed my wife and she was absolutely shocked.
"I’ve been installing boilers across Hackney, Southwark, Whitechapel, for thirty years and have never seen a rat so big."
Tony explained that the estate where he was working has an infestation of rats, so there is poison left around to catch the enormous creatures.
He said: "The bins get left open nearby so these little fellas have a pretty good diet.
"They eat fried chicken and rice all the time.”
“We just chucked it in the bin because we couldn’t leave it lying around. It was huge,” added Tony.