Giant Rat Costume Hauled From Mexican Sewer

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A drainage cleaning project in Mexico City took a bizarre turn when workers unearthed a giant rat costume that was unsettlingly similar to a real rodent. The nightmarish piece of debris was reportedly part of a massive haul of 22 tons of garbage that had been fished out of the city's drainage system in an effort to alleviate a flooding problem which has plagued the community over the last few weeks due to heavy rain. As one might imagine, the enormous 'rat' constituted quite the clog and spawned something of a mystery as far as where it came from and how it got in the drain.

Article Concluded With Details of the Owner:
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-giant-rat-pulled-from-mexico-city-drainage-system/
 

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... And the image(s) will be spewed all over social media as fear-fodder and pseudo-cryptozoological-proof in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
 

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Just imagine that first moment when you see it, not knowing it is a costume. You think you're facing down a 7 foot rat from the sewers.

I'm kind of hoping they will also discover 4 turtle costumes down there.
 

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Just imagine that first moment when you see it, not knowing it is a costume. You think you're facing down a 7 foot rat from the sewers.
The sewer would be right place for my reaction to seeing it.
 

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Just imagine that first moment when you see it, not knowing it is a costume. You think you're facing down a 7 foot rat from the sewers.

I'm kind of hoping they will also discover 4 turtle costumes down there.
It's scarily realistic.
 

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A drainage cleaning project in Mexico City took a bizarre turn when workers unearthed a giant rat costume that was unsettlingly similar to a real rodent. The nightmarish piece of debris was reportedly part of a massive haul of 22 tons of garbage that had been fished out of the city's drainage system in an effort to alleviate a flooding problem which has plagued the community over the last few weeks due to heavy rain. As one might imagine, the enormous 'rat' constituted quite the clog and spawned something of a mystery as far as where it came from and how it got in the drain.

Article Concluded With Details of the Owner:
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-giant-rat-pulled-from-mexico-city-drainage-system/
I used to be married to that.
 

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Just imagine that first moment when you see it, not knowing it is a costume. You think you're facing down a 7 foot rat from the sewers.

I'm kind of hoping they will also discover 4 turtle costumes down there.
Nah, nobody believes anything caught on film anymore.
 

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A drainage cleaning project in Mexico City took a bizarre turn when workers unearthed a giant rat costume that was unsettlingly similar to a real rodent. The nightmarish piece of debris was reportedly part of a massive haul of 22 tons of garbage that had been fished out of the city's drainage system in an effort to alleviate a flooding problem which has plagued the community over the last few weeks due to heavy rain. As one might imagine, the enormous 'rat' constituted quite the clog and spawned something of a mystery as far as where it came from and how it got in the drain.

Article Concluded With Details of the Owner:
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-giant-rat-pulled-from-mexico-city-drainage-system/
The owner of that costume must be a special kind of furry.
 

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What do you mean exactly by costumes??? :D
Speaking of costumes ...

I'm not sure the Mexico rat figure is a 'costume' in the Halloween sense. I suspect it's a 'gigante' figure - an oversized character figure carried at parades and festivals. There's a long Spanish tradition of religious / mythical gigante figures being paraded on holidays. These range from huge heads carried by costumed actor-participants to large static figures carried or rolled through the streets by someone hidden inside to huge marionettes suspended from construction-style vehicles. I suspect the rat may have been an example of the second / middle format.

This would help explain why it was light enough to be washed away in a flood years ago ...
 

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Speaking of costumes ...

I'm not sure the Mexico rat figure is a 'costume' in the Halloween sense. I suspect it's a 'gigante' figure - an oversized character figure carried at parades and festivals. There's a long Spanish tradition of religious / mythical gigante figures being paraded on holidays. These range from huge heads carried by costumed actor-participants to large static figures carried or rolled through the streets by someone hidden inside to huge marionettes suspended from construction-style vehicles. I suspect the rat may have been an example of the second / middle format.

This would help explain why it was light enough to be washed away in a flood years ago ...
I noticed in either the video or the Spanish-language news source (which I didn't link to) that the 'costume' was hollow.
 

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I noticed in either the video or the Spanish-language news source (which I didn't link to) that the 'costume' was hollow.
I find this screenshot very reassuring....
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I noticed in either the video or the Spanish-language news source (which I didn't link to) that the 'costume' was hollow.
A figure that size would have to be hollow. Otherwise it wouldn't be portable.
 

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Could be an abandoned film prop - does anyone know of a Mexican horror movie involving a giant sewer rat.
Benji ?
 

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Could be an abandoned film prop - does anyone know of a Mexican horror movie involving a giant sewer rat.
Now I'm imagining a giant rat in combat with heroic masked wrestler Santo.
 

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A drainage cleaning project in Mexico City took a bizarre turn when workers unearthed a giant rat costume that was unsettlingly similar to a real rodent. The nightmarish piece of debris was reportedly part of a massive haul of 22 tons of garbage that had been fished out of the city's drainage system in an effort to alleviate a flooding problem which has plagued the community over the last few weeks due to heavy rain. As one might imagine, the enormous 'rat' constituted quite the clog and spawned something of a mystery as far as where it came from and how it got in the drain.

Article Concluded With Details of the Owner:
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-giant-rat-pulled-from-mexico-city-drainage-system/
So that's where I left it...
 
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