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Shaken eyewitnesses have recounted the invasion of Moscow's Preobrazhenskaya Square by a 500-strong rat pack, the Moskovsky Komsomolets reports. The rats simply "appeared" in a swarm of rodents so dense that parts of the square were "literally swarming" with the rampaging animals, which attacked pedestrians and attempted to …


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  1. Rod MacLean


    I think we need proof that this vanguard of the army sent by our (soon to be) overlords really exists.

    In other words, Playmobil recreation or it never happened.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Good thing...

    ...this wasn't in the UK or all witness would have had to close their eyes for fear of being prosecuted for viewing extreme porn, namely

    >and another began an assault on her leg

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    In totally unrelated news.

    They opened up a new KFC in Moscow.

  4. Steve 63


    I blame the Evil Pied Piper..

    Must have been playing UB40s Rat in my Kitchen.....

    I will get me Coat...

  5. Martin Lyne

    Let me be the first..

    Let me be the first to welcome our lack-of-It-angle bemoaning, humour impervious, irony oblivious, stiff-upper-lip wearing overlords.

    Short may they reign.

  6. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    Let me be the first

    to welcome our rodent overlords

  7. Andy Enderby 1

    sounds a bit like.....

    .....the corvids in Nightwatch....... be on the look out for weird vortices, brawls between oddly dressed sword weilding types etc....

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    There must be

    a recipe for borscht that would be of use here

  9. LuMan


    I was hoping for a story involving numerous Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra look-a-likes marauding through Red Square....

    Mine's the one with the flute in the pocket...

  10. Anonymous Coward

    successfully beat off the spearhead

    I've heard it called a lot of things before, but not this.

    Good thing they're not squirrels or those rooskies would have no leccy.

  11. musoben
    Paris Hilton

    any video

    in this day and age someone must have videoed that...any links up yet

    paris, coz she knows how to video rats crawling all over her...

  12. Winston Smith

    Proof that it *is* possible to invade Moscow, after all.

    Just not in winter.

  13. Stevie


    Bens, the 500+ of us need look no more

    A damn great wrecking ball's come through the door

    Quick, let's race off to Red Square

    There's food and women there

    True, some of them have thick beards

    And now the song's gone weird.


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