A rat which is my dog

The HuffingtonPost has yesterday posted an article about a giant rat found in Foot Locker Store in the Bronx (New York). The pic was twitted by The Gothamist and it’s making a world tour through the internet.

Everybody agreed that this rat is absolutely nauseating but I invite you to take a step back. It belongs to an Africa native species called Gambian pouched rat. Its length could measure up to 0.9 metres (3 feet) and its weight could swing between 1 and 7 kilograms (2.2 and 15.4 libres). Much more than my dog.
Pouched rats are considered as pets in Africa.
So, where is the difference? Is my dog disgusting?
Last but not least, I think pouched rats don’t fart as often as my dog does.

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