This is the nightmare-inducing moment a monster rat crawled onto a man’s bare stomach as he slept.

The footage shows the bloke lying fast asleep in what looks like a launderette.

Suddenly, a black shape crawls onto his belly but it takes a few moments for the man to register what is happening.

He had apparently thought it was simply his dog cuddling up to him but he was in for a rude awakening.

The man immediately slaps away the rodent by his hand before looking around in astonishment at what has happened.

His wife, Miss Wang, said they have already driven the pest out, and added it was their first time seeing such a large rat in their shop.

It comes after homeowners on a street in Greater Manchester have been forced to sell up after rats and flies infested the area.

One resident on Great Oak Drive in Altrincham has claimed to see vermin running rampant around the streets and says they have seen up to four dead rats in the street.

They said: “It impacts on how you feel about where you live. I’ve seen them wandering through our garden.

“Imagine if you saw rats running around the street every time you came home.

“One day, I saw four dead rats on the road.”

Footage also recently emerged of a massive rat “the size of a cat” lurking near a bin – leaving a woman too scared to put the rubbish out.

Speaking to the Liverpool ECHO, the woman who posted the video said: "The estate is overrun with them, everyone’s bin has been destroyed where they have eaten through them.

"People's dogs are sick and they are making their way into people's homes. It is like the plague and no one is doing anything about it."

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