I hate Rats.
I remember as a 14 year old going rat hunting with my Father and Brother. I ended up being shot in the left foot.
Unfortunately there are heaps of them in Thailand.
Normally you notice them for a fleeting second as they scurry in and out of drains and rubbish bins but lately I have noticed them in more open places like major roads and parks.
Here are a few pics of some of them taken the other day at Tung Si Muang Park. The pics are taken with a 200mm lens fully extended and although they look small I estimate their size at around 30cm (1 foot) in length.
*** EDIT ***
As a result of a readers comment I thought I should mention that Thais do indeed eat Rat, usually roasted over coals skewered with a stick. However you will only ever find this ‘out bush’ where the rats are country rats and not city rats.