Rat-astrophe at beachside feast! Thai woman’s warning after rodent bite

Photo via TikTok/ @wave.ds

A Thai woman issued a warning to others after she was bitten by a large rat while she was dining near Bang Saen Beach in Chon Buri province.

TikTok user, Wave.ds, posted a video of his sister with a bite wound two days ago with a caption that said…

“Poor sister. A rat bit her when eating food on Bang Saen Beach.”

In the footage, the woman can be seen using a paper tissue to stem the bleeding from her wound, while her boyfriend promptly fetches a small bottle of liquid alcohol to clean the injury. As the video draws to a close, the woman appears visibly frightened when a rat came back to where she was sitting again.

The location depicted in the video is believed to be the pavement along the southern stretch of Bang Saen Beach, locally known as Wannapha Beach. This area is renowned for its bustling street food restaurants, food carts, and bars. It is common for locals to order food from various establishments and enjoy their meals seated on the pavement.

Following the video’s circulation, numerous Thai TikTokers took to the comments section to recount their encounters with rat bites and sightings of them in the area. The netizens commented…

“There are a lot of rats there and they are not scared of people. Beware of your food as well.”

“I saw them on the stairs leading to the beach. They also stole my food and ran away.”

“I stayed at the hospital for two days after the rat bite.”

“The local government should do something about this!”

The user shared another video to update the condition of his sister. He revealed that his sister already visited a hospital and got treatment. She also received an injection to prevent diseases that could come from the rat.

A similar case was just reported at the beginning of this month when a teenage boy was bitten by a rat at a shopping mall food court in Bangkok. He was bitten on the foot while dining at the food court. His mother blamed the shopping mall for being dirty and for lack of responsibility as no one took her son to the hospital after the incident.


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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.