- Andrea Harte was walking through Plymouth when she spotted around 30 rats
- Pests were scurrying along the pavement and through bushes in broad daylight
- Ms Harte was left ‘mortified’ and captured the shocking moment on camera
A mother was left disgusted after being confronted by a swarm of rats in a busy city centre.
Andrea Harte and her partner Matty Foulkes were strolling through Plymouth when they spotted up to 30 rodents scurrying on the pavement and in the bushes in broad daylight.
The 27-year-old, who was on her way to get a massage to celebrate her birthday, filmed the flea-bitten pests and said they were ‘everywhere’.
A mother on an afternoon stroll through a busy city centre was horrified when she was confronted by a group of rats scurrying about on the pavement
Andrea Harte, who was on her way to get a massage to celebrate her birthday, filmed the pests and said they were ‘everywhere’
She told the Plymouth Herald: ‘It was awful. I have never seen so many rats in all my life.
‘There was about 30 of them. There were about 15 of them just on the pavement. They were jumping up on the tiles. They were everywhere. I was absolutely mortified.
‘In the summer I often go there with my little girl and have a picnic on the grass. We won’t be doing that again.’
Ms Harte, who shot the shocking footage on Armada Way, works at a bakery store and demanded the council sort the rat problem out.
She said she spotted a man feeding seagulls on the same street and fears that could be attracting the rats, which spread disease.
Ms Harte has reported the problem to Plymouth City Council.
As another passer-by approaches, the flea-bitten rats scatter, nervously clambering up a small wall and out of view
The passer-by nervously steps forward as the group of diseased pests scurry out of view. The problem was reported to Plymouth City Council