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The Altered Rats are the main antagonists of the 1976 American science-fiction horror film The Food of the Gods.

A strange substance bubbling up from the ground on a remote island near British Columbia has caused the rats that feed on it to grow to enormous sizes.

Appearance

The Altered Rats are enormous brown rats with light brown tails.

Powers and Abilities

The Altered Rats possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Enormous size

Fate

The Altered Rats are drowned after a dam is destroyed.

Trivia

  • The rats are portrayed by pet store rats on miniature sets made to look larger via forced perspective.

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