NFL Linebacker Ate Rats On Vacation

9:20 AM, Aug 15, 2013   |    comments
DeAndre Levy. Courtesy US Presswire.
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Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy vacationed in the jungle this summer. While most of us slap on SPF 50 and hang out at the beach, Levy hiked through Peru, spending time on the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu and exploring part of the Amazon rainforest. Levy isn't one to shun the authenticity of his travels either. He told The Detroit News that a few of his meals during the trip consisted of frogs and ... rats.

"[My teammates] thought the Amazon was nuts, eating frogs and rats and piranha and stuff like that," Levy said.

OK, but remember when it was casually mentioned you were eating rats?

"There's a little jungle rodent we had to catch with a spear."

There we have it. DeAndre Levy has no qualms with eating a few rats when he's vacationing out in the jungle. The good news is he wasn't compelled to Vine dinner.

This wasn't the first trip into the wilderness for Levy, and it won't be his last. He plans to take on Mount Kilimanjaro next according to The Detroit News.

"Ever since I was little I've wanted to go to the Amazon,"  Levy said. "And the way I went about it - I didn't want to go on a cruise or to a resort or anything like that - I was just out there."

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