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Waste management is often a thankless job but a vital one to the well-being of a community. But when a sewage crew tasked with a massive cleaning operation of Mexico City's overwhelmed storm drain system found what appeared to be a giant mutant rat clogging up an underground drain tunnel, they were baffled that such creature could even exist.
The fetid carcass of the rodent, however, turned out to be a Halloween custom property of one Evelin Lopez, a city resident who stored the prop in a warehouse near her house before it washed away during an intense flood that affected the area. The crew, who pulled the huge plushy along with twenty-two tonnes of garbage out of the drain, could not explain how it managed to get in there in the first place. After giving it a proper hose-down, the custom was returned to her rightful owner, who is happy to be reunited with her giant, but slightly smelly rat.