Measuring 82 centimeters (32.2 inches) from nose to tail and weighing around 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds), the species is thought to be one of the largest rats ever to be found.Folks, that's a nearly 3 foot rat. Pretty much your housecat. Wow.
Hat tip goes to the future Senator from Massachusetts, JayG.
I think we need a bigger boat.