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article imageEek!: Men flee after seeing 'giant rat'

By RobotGod     Feb 16, 2007 in World
A furry, uninvited guest had manly men at an Iron Range tire shop shrieking and hopping on desks. "It was pretty humorous," said conservation officer Dan Starr, who filed a report on the critter's break-in. "Here were these big, burly outdoors guys runnin
"I was the first one into work that morning and the first one out," said Shannon Bergman, an off-road tire salesman. "I walked in, and in the waiting area I saw this big rat, and I took off."
Mayhem ensued.
After scampering out the front door, Bergman called a buddy and told him to bring a rifle to dispatch the critter.
On edge, employees stalked the "rat," entering the office where it was hold up.
"We're looking around in the office and a box falls, and I must have jumped a foot," said Bob Dethloff, a brawny alignment specialist and stock car racer. "I thought it was going to attack me from behind."
Dethloff's son, Ryan, a mechanic at the shop, was armed with a broomstick.
All of a sudden, he spotted the "rat."
They said it was the size of a cat. It turned out to be a muskrat. One of them shot it and killed it. That must have been a funny sight. I hope the shot did not damage the office. I wonder how many men were there by the time it got killed. Sure, they're acting all big and tough NOW.
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