Eating money won’t make you rich, but rather turn your insides into tub of paper confetti. A rat in Assam state, India, learned this hard fact earlier this week when it squeezed its way within an ATM machine, swallowed and destroyed $17,662 worthiness of Rupees, and instantly expired.

What they discovered looked just like the contents of a paper shredder, together with the rat already dead and buried inside the mountain of minced up cash.

State Bank of India branch manager Chandan Sharma told reporters:

“The ATM was out of order for a couple of days and when our technicians started the kiosk we had been shocked to find shredded notes and also a dead rat. . .We have begun an investigation into this uncommon episode and will take measures to prevent a recurrence.”

The rat was small enough to evade the ATM’s security camera and float inside, ultimately ripping through $17,662 of its own $42,685 supply. When the rodent’s body has been retrieved, it was already a rigid and withered corpse.

Although researchers found no traces of a rat entering the machine after reviewing safety cameras, they later deemed that no foul play is suspected, according to the Hindustan Times.

While the regional State Bank of India branch may be outside 1.2 million rupees, we can still laud the adventuresome creature to get swimming through a sea of hard cash, and paying using its own life for what was a long held dream.


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