One shop owner decided that instantly killing thieving rats will do no justice for the grains they have stolen. So he decided on a bizarre yet funny way to get even.
The live rats caught are tied on fours, made to wear notes of their deeds and photographed for public amusement. The pictures were thought to be taken in Heyuan City, China.
In one note, the English translation read: ‘I dare not do it again!‘ In another picture with a lengthy note, it read: ‘Huh, is this the best you could do? Even if you beat me to death, I would not admit that the rice at your home had been stolen by me.‘
The pictures were uploaded in Weibo, a Twitter-like micro-blogging site. It immediately gained mixed reactions from the online community. Some people pity the rat while others expressed their hate on rats. However, a lot of commenters think that it was just done out of plain humor.