Metro- A foot-long rat has been discovered hanging by its neck from a tree in west Midlands yesterday afternoon.
The rat was found by horrified police officers in an area that has had problems with anti-social behaviour.
Someone had also stuffed a half-smoked roll-up cigarette in the rat’s mouth.
The privately-owned land where the rat was found is often littered with used needles and dog waste and s known to be regularly visited by drug users and alcoholics.
Sergeant Gavin Plumridge said: ‘We are working with the council and the land owners to get the piece of land secured to prevent drug users and alcoholics congregating and causing a nuisance to local residents.’
You know what kind of people go through the trouble of tying rope around foot long rodent's necks and kicking the proverbial chair out from underneath them? People whose presence I would very much like to be warned of. That's why I am already upset knowing that these cops probably cut down the lynched corpse of Splinter's gluttonous chain smoking cousin. That was the best possible way to notify people that they are in a place that they are better off avoiding. That dead cat-sized rat should have been to non-drug abusing citizens what the Confederate flag is to the black community - an overly threatening symbol of imminent danger. Why try to clean up the area like hooligans and drug addicts don't need a place to loiter too? Might as well be a place that's littered with used needles and genetically enhanced, carnivorous vermin ripping Newport's down to the filter. Keep all that evil in one spot and innocent people are less likely to wander into it. Especially when doing so can leave them face-to-face with what's left of Ratatouille's drunk uncle who didn't pay his gambling debts.