Giant rat spotted in Parramatta Westfield shopping centre food court, Sydney

Giant rat at Westfield food court

A large rat was spotted running across the food court of a popular Sydney shopping centre.

The rat – named Remy by netizens after the food-loving cartoon rodent – was spotted by a Parramatta Westfield shopper in a video uploaded on Monday.  

‘Ratatouille Parramatta Westfield edition,’ the poster captioned the video.

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A large rat was spotted by disgusted shoppers running through the empty food court of Parramatta Westfield, west Sydney

Several commenters were shocked by the size of the rodent and made plans to avoid running into it.

‘OK, everybody tuck your pants into your socks!,’ one person commented.

‘That thing is f****** HUUUGE,’ another wrote.

‘Remy is late for work again!,’ another commenter joked.

The rat was spotted in the Level One Food court on Westfield Parramatta and described as 'huge'

The rat was spotted in the Level One Food court on Westfield Parramatta and described as ‘huge’

However not everyone was surprised by the large rat’s appearance and said its a common sight in city shopping centres. 

‘I used to work in the centre sometimes past midnight,’ one wrote. 

‘There were often whole packs of rats, some which were the size of small cats or dogs. Their screeching was terrifying at night to hear.’

‘You can find them pretty much everywhere in cities,’ another said. 

Several commenters weren't surprised by the large rat's appearance and said its a common sight in city shopping centres

Several commenters weren’t surprised by the large rat’s appearance and said its a common sight in city shopping centres

‘Lots of hiding places available, plenty of food, not many predators except maybe your neighbour’s cat. 

‘Although I don’t think a cat could take down a rat of that size. You’ll need a terrier or a brown snake.’

‘Having seen behind the scenes at a few Westfields, this doesn’t surprise me at all,’ another commenter said.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Westfield for comment. 

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