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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rats Relish Ruble Feast

MOSCOW ) -- An elderly villager lost nearly all her savings -- about 1 million rubles ($300) -- because of rats that ate the cash hoarded in the basement of her house, the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda said Wednesday.

The woman had been earning her living by moonshining.

"Having studied a variety of Russian state and commercial banks, the woman concluded that the safest place was her cellar," the newspaper said.

Komsomolskaya Pravda said the incident occurred in a village near the town of Shatura, 130 kilometers east of Moscow.

It reported that doctors from the local psychiatric hospital had to give the woman an anti-shock treatment after the loss was discovered.