This huge rat was caught in one of the rat traps that we often set up in the fields just before sundown. This one here is known as a Pig Rat, mainly due to its size and look. These rodents can be a real nuisance as they can feed on and spoil a large amount of crops like potato, tapioca etc. My dogs couldn't wait to get it released. They're experts at catching rats and usually catch about 3-4 such rats a week.