Don't let this happen to your beautiful country. The following is an extract from an article in The Sun, 2011. I am South African and can attest that these things do happen.
GIANT RATS EAT TWO BABIES IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Giant rats as big as cats have killed and eaten two babies in separate attacks in South Africa. Also, a 77 year old grandmother died after huge rats chewed off the left side of her face.
The suspects in the baby attacks are believed to be African Giant Pouched rats, a species distantly related to UK rats, but native to sub-Saharan Africa- and the biggest in the world. They are nocturnal, omnivorous and can produce up to 50 young a year.
They thrive in filthy conditions and feast on residents' uncollected rubbish. I see sometimes rubbish in front gardens sitting there for ages. Ideal breeding ground.
I am a part time care worker in the UK and have seen some of the vulnerable living in less favourable conditions and I would like to do my part to uphold standards by helping people to get their rubbish to the skip at low prices and on a weekly basis. You put it out, I'll collect. Nothing too small. Maybe help to lower fly tipping?
Let's go then!