Tragic, a man named Abraham Musonda, 52, from the Zambian town of Kitwe, was allegedly attacked by his 40-year-old wife Mukupa.
Before the incident, she claimed the animal was pestering her and became infuriated when she came home from drinks with pals to find the rat near bed.
Feeling unable to sleep while the pesky rodent had the run of the room, she ordered her husband to get rid of it, but her husband refused.
Then, a scuffle ensued with Mukupa managing to sink her teeth into his genitals, causing a ‘major tear’.
Mr Musonda was rushed to a Kitwe Teaching Hospital for urgent medical treatment following the incident.