Huge rat chases after bin men scaring the living daylights out of them
Footage shows the moment a group of Glasgow bin men let out a squeal as a huge rat comes scurrying towards them.
The unsuspecting blokes were emptying a receptacle in the city’s West End on Tuesday (February 16) when they got a scare, Daily Record reports.
In the clip, two workers on Cooperage Place attach a bin to the back of a lorry and, as the bin is hoisted into the air, a large rat drops out of the bottom and falls to the ground.
Suddenly, the rodent bolts towards one of the workers, who jumps back in alarm and lets out a terrified yell.
The rat then darts towards his colleague, who begins to shriek before taking off.
While still recording the dramatic footage, a worker shouts, "Watch it’s going for you," as the critter scampers under a fence.
The video was shared by union GMB Branch 40 on Facebook where it has had social media users in stitches
GMB Convenor Chris Mitchell says while the clip is "comedy gold", it highlights a wider issue.
Chris told the Daily Record: "It shines a bit of humour on what is a dangerous situation for our members, that they are dealing with every day.
"To use the term we use, they are rats the size of cats.
"Since the start of lockdown with people working at home there’s more waste generated and with restaurants shut, rats are finding their way into the community to look for food."
A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: "Staff are always expected to report back on any concerns about a rat infestation so pest control can look to deal with the situation.
“General cleansing staff are not then required to remove bins from areas of infestation until pest control measures have taken effect."
The spokewoman claimed the number of rat sightings had gone down in January and there was "no increase" in reports of rat infestations from the crew.
She urged residents to keep their bin areas clean and tidy to avoid rodent infestations.
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