`”It was evening. I was going home, when I saw two very fat rats in the gutter. They were as fat as small cats and not at all scared of the hundreds of people passing by,” said Nurlan, a student.
[,.] Kyrgyzstan is infested with a new breed of large, resilient rat, descendants of rattus norvegicus – albino rats, which were used in laboratory experiments during Soviet times. Some escaped and bred with the local variety, creating the current, bold, adaptable breed that is proving hard to control.’