While Iran is usually in the news for its controversial nuclear program and its hardline Islamist government, lately, the headlining country has become the center of attention for its ongoing mutated rat infestation.
As can be seen all over Twitter, the capital of Iran, Tehran, is experiencing a rodent infestation that would scare the shit out of the most seasoned exterminator.
Now, if you live in Allston, you have inevitably seen your fair share of rats running the streets; however, nothing in your little college town could prepare you for what Iranians living in the capital are facing. Radio-actively altered, mutant, super-sized rats are plaguing the streets of Tehran. An Environmental Advisor to the city of Tehran named Ismail Kahram is claiming that the rats are evolving at an unnatural rate, providing evidence that they’ve been subjected to radiation and harmful chemicals and are therefore mutating. The head of the Municipal Environmental Agency for Tehran speaks of life in the city as a “24/7 war”. And he’s not joking;
sniper squads have been deployed, and with the cover of nightfall, have hit the streets to blow these gargantuan, cat-sized, Stuart Littles to smithereens. Check out what Twitter is saying about these rampaging rodents:
I don’t know how to respond to this.
It seems as if Argo has had unprotected relations with Starship Troopers and birthed the sequel to The Secret of NIMH which is to take place in Tehran.
But no, this ain’t no movie, these are real 11 pound rats scurrying around crowded city streets and aint nobody got time for that!