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I saw a rat on the supermart shelf

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It's a snack. No, it looks like a cat eating the snack.

Oh wait, it's a rat!

That's what several passersby spotted on a supermarket shelf in Yishun yesterday (Sept 19) morning.

The rodent, which measured about 15cm long, was feasting on a pack of snacks in broad daylight.

Even when people gathered around to look at it, the rat continued chomping.

Housewife Xie Yifei, 42, told Shin Min Daily News she saw a group of uncles and aunties standing around a supermarket display shelf and talking excitedly.

She recalled:

"I walked up and saw this rat eating a packet of tidbits. It ignored the people gathering around and continued eating."

Madam Xie quickly took a picture of the rodent in action as supermarket staff came over with a black plastic bag to catch it.

Oh, rats! Guess what passersby spotted on a supermarket display shelf in Yishun? PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER

One of the staff said: "We tried to catch it with a plastic bag but that didn't work. So we alerted the pest exterminators in the evening."

A supermarket spokesman said the rat escaped after it was spotted in the morning.

The affected display shelf has since been removed and the affected snacks were disposed.

Sources: Shin Min Daily News, Istockphoto

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