Chantal Banks, Woman Who Loves Rats More Than People, Says They Smell 'Like Nachos' (VIDEO)

Woman Left Husband For 19 Pet Rats

Chantal Banks is a grown woman with a family, and like many families, hers keeps pets.

Except, in her case, the pets are rats, there are 19 of them and she appears to like them an awful lot.

The April 3 episode of The Learning Channel's "My Crazy Obsession" will explore Banks' eccentric life, from the two-bedroom apartment she now shares with her rats, to her son's bizarre assertion that the rats are his brothers and sisters, to the furtive grumbling of her estranged husband, who quite frankly is just sick and tired of taking care of rats.

And just in case you're thinking the network that brought you "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has fallen short of its namesake, behold! According to Banks, her rats smell like nachos.

But that cheesy, spicy smell isn't the only comfort Banks' rodent friends provide her.

"My rats don't judge me. They love me for who I am. When I cry, they lick my tears," Banks told TLC.

Is this all that weird compared to cat hoarders? Probably not. At least this woman's rat infestation is desired and under control. It could be a lot worse; it could be Iran.

(via Gawker)

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