Giant, savage rats are 'jumping for the throats' of people in Paris, French media is reporting.
Much of France has been shocked by video footage of a huge build-up of the 'mega rodents' in a rubbish bin.
The video was shot by a Parisien on the banks of the River Seine - near Notre Dame Cathedral and the Orsay art gallery.
It was published on Sunday by the capital's local paper La Parisien.
A council worker says on the video: "For the past year, there’s been a proliferation of rats in all areas bordering the Seine.
"A colleague told me that a rat jumped at his throat, and another towards his arm.
"To my knowledge, there haven’t been any bites for the moment, but we shouldn’t be waiting for a tragedy."