Rev 6:8 (ESV) And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. Studying the book of Revelation in my prophecy study last night and ran into this verse which puzzled me. Who are the wild beasts of the earth mentioned? Lions? Tigers? Elephants? Consulting a commentary it would appear they are rats which will run wild after a world wide war and run wild during times of plague and famine. The commentator mentioned a Bubonic Plague of the past that killed many people and suggests this may happen again. So what do you say? NOTE- I am not interested in debates with Amill, PostMill, or Preterists thank you.