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Mexico City cleanup crews discovered what looked like a monster drowned rat while dredging the sewers.

The giant rat was actually a Halloween prop that had been washed out of its warehouse by the storm and was found in the sewer.

The giant rat was actually a Halloween prop that had been washed out of its warehouse by the storm and was found in the sewer. While cleaning a drainage system, Mexico city workers turned a corner and encountered what they described as a “giant rat,” which sat hunched over and sported incredibly realistic fur, reports the Daily Star. The "giant rat" was almost thrice the size of a human being. It turns out, the "rat" was actually a Halloween prop that had been washed out of its warehouse by the storm. The decoration somehow ended up in the labyrinthine network of sewer tunnels, where it sat undiscovered for years. A woman named Evelin López has since come forward to claim the rat, which she reportedly created from scratch for Halloween. Lopez said it had gone missing “years ago” during a torrential downpour, and no one could help her retrieve it.

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