A young man in Vesturbær was attacked by a rat yesterday, reports Vísir.
Kolbeinn Egill Þrastarson, 15, came across the rat- which had been terrorising the residents of Melhagi of late – and mistaking it for a mouse decided to follow it down some basement stairs in an attempt to catch it.
“The rat jumped up and [bit me] and hung off my finger,” Kolbeinn said. “[Once it let go] it hissed at me and ran back up the stairs.”
Shortly thereafter Kolbeinn was joined by his friend Ómi Freyr and together they tracked and caught the rat in a box.
Kolbeinn was taken to hospital where he was given a tetanus shot and put on antibiotics to fight an infection in the bite.
The rat was handed over to animal control.
The pictured rat is not the rat in question.