Rat takes up residence in ATM, shreds $18,000 in currency to build nest

Aficionados of the Austrian school of economics, take note: fiat currency is not as worthless as you think. At least not for this rat, which worked its way into a ATM in Guwahati, India and shredded $18,000 worth of rupee notes to build a comfy home.

From Reuters:

"The ATM was out of order for a few days and when our technicians opened the kiosk we were shocked to find shredded notes and a dead rat," said Chandan Sharma, SBI branch manager in the town of Tinsukia in the northeastern state of Assam.

"We have started an investigation into this rare incident and will take measures to prevent a recurrence."

Sadly, the rat passed away.

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