A woman claims that she was attacked by more than 100 rats while on an evening walk.
Susan Treftub was strolling through a park in London last week when she was set upon by the rodents that started chewing at her arms and legs.
She claims that she was left nursing bruises as a result of the ordeal and has warned others to be careful when walking through the park in Ealing.
Treftub said: "I have never seen that many animals let alone rats. It was disgusting.
"I can't be sure but I thought there were easily over 100. I felt like I was going to be sick.
"They were crawling on my legs and I had to kick them off. It was just getting dark so it was hard to see where they were coming from.
"I think it is a disgrace. They were nibbling on my feet and trying to run up my body. It needs to be sorted out."