These disturbing and utterly bizarre photos show how one man decided to shackle a grey rat and put it in the stocks after he caught the rodent snooping around his home.

A Taiwanese man named Lee Wei-chin posted the photos to social media and has received several thousand likes and just as many comments.The resident of Taichung City in West Taiwan wrote: “I finally caught it!”

Lee said he released the rat later the same day. But he did not say how he got his hands on the miniature rodent.