Diner's giant rat causes a buzz

Central Station | 21 Apr 2021

You're kidding! A rat as big as a cat! A rat captured on camera in an online video was so big that some netizens expressed their surprise at its sheer size. "I thought that was a cat," one said. Another joked: "It is so big that I thought it was kept as a pet."

The rat was seen running inside a Tin Shui Wai branch of Daniel's Restaurant. It was climbing on the glass door of the restaurant and standing straight and looking up. It then ran away and hid behind a winding machine.

"Saw a huge and energetic rat while passing through Kingswood Richly Plaza. It was probably well fed in the restaurant," the netizen who uploaded the video onto Facebook wrote. Some said the hygiene in that area has not been great and suggested that people should report any similar event to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.

The restaurant's staff replied that they have hired a pest control company to come once a week for cleaning. They said they have already strengthened pest control measures, including putting insect adhesive and sticky mouse boards inside the restaurant.

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