This giant rat could be the shape of things to come. Experts believe it is just part of a growing plague of mutant rodents who are gorging on discarded fast food and houshold waste. But there is virtually nothing they can do to stop them – because the super rats have become immune to poisons. Full story >>
A plauge is an uncontrolled and usually harmful increase in the numbers of an animal or insects. • Parts of the city are in the grip of a plague of crickets.