A rat filmed in Dublin emerging from a loaf of bread will be the most disturbing thing you see this week. 

A Dublin rat has reached viral status after a video of it emerging from a loaf of bread in a service station horrified viewers. The Applegreen gas station in Cherry Orchard “temporarily closed” following a “pest control issue.”

Located in the food preparation area, the bread packet can be seen rustling before the rat climbs out and scurries away behind the kitchen appliances. 

Apparently Applegreen Garage in Ballyfermot. Rat sambo anyone. Not my video. #Applegreen pic.twitter.com/ZNjDbXLpqA

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“Cherry Orchard site has been temporarily closed following a pest control issue," said the full statement from Applegreen. 

“We are conducting a full investigation into the incident, which falls well below our high operating standards.

“The health and safety of our customers is our first priority and we are taking this issue extremely seriously.”

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The 23-second clip quickly went viral although its original source is not known. The Irish Times reports that the video may have been taken by an employee and shared via social media app WhatsApp. 

Brennan's Bread also commented on the incident stating that its products are "made to the highest quality standards."

"Our bread leaves our bakery in excellent condition. This incident is solely an issue for the service station in Cherry Orchard," they added. 

What is your worst rat encounter? Let us know in the comments section, below. 

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