Scaredy rats! Binmen SQUEAL in terror and run away when huge rodent drops out of a dustbin as they tip it into truck

Scaredy rats!

Binmen SQUEAL in terror and run away when huge rodent drops out of a dustbin as they tip it into truck

  • Two Glasgow bin men were collecting waste from student accommodation 
  • When the large wheelie bin was raised into the truck a rat escaped to freedom
  • The rat ran towards one of the bin men who squealed at the approaching rodent
  • The footage was shared by the GMB union to highlight the city's rat problem  

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 10:07, 16 February 2021 | Updated: 10:49, 16 February 2021

This the moment a pair of Scottish bin men squeal and run away after being confronted by a large rat which had been hiding among piles of waste. 

The video shows two Glasgow City Council workers screaming and fleeing from the rat which was hidden inside a large bin.

In the clip, the men are filmed hauling a large silver bin to the rear of the truck outside student accommodation at Cooperage Place in Kelvinhaugh, Glasgow.

Two Glasgow City Council binmen were filmed emptying a large waste unit into the back of their truck in the city

Scaredy rats! Binmen SQUEAL in terror and run away when huge rodent drops out of a dustbin as they tip it into truck

As the bin is lifted on the rear erector arms of the truck and raised towards the compactor, a large rat jumps to its freedom (circled) 

Scaredy rats! Binmen SQUEAL in terror and run away when huge rodent drops out of a dustbin as they tip it into truck

The rat runs towards one of the bin men who screams out as the rodent approaches his foot

As the bin is lined up with the rear of the truck one of the workers walks away from the bin. 

His colleague continues his work and starts operating the hydraulic rams to lift the bin into the truck's compactor. 

As the bin is emptied, a large rat appears causing the workers to run in fear. 

One of the man shouts the warning 'watch! watch!'   

The cameraman is heard warning his colleague, shouting: 'Watch it's going for you!'

Footage of the scene was shared by Facebook union page GMB Branch 40 who captioned their video: 'Rats have become a common occurrence in cleansing more so over the last years.

Scaredy rats! Binmen SQUEAL in terror and run away when huge rodent drops out of a dustbin as they tip it into truck

The GMB union shared the footage to highlight the need for more rodent traps in Glasgow

'But now and then they can give you a laugh, listen to the GMB cleansing workers reaction is priceless.

'Brilliant keep up the good work.'

Alongside the video, the Union page posted a video from GMB Convenor Chris Mitchell who said: 'There has been a massive increase in rats within the service since the pandemic started last March.

'We have been campaigning to get more resources into cleansing to stop this rat infestation.

'But there is humour attached to this sometimes, so we are going to show a video of our two workers when they come across a rat.

'Listen to their reaction, it is absolutely priceless.

Fair play to the guys who keep up the good work.' 

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