Hollywood babe Angelina Jolie gave up her pet rat HARRY for adoption because she could no longer deal with the rodent's stress problems.

The Tomb Raider actress smuggled the rat into Canada with her while she was filming LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT in 2001, but was forced to get rid of her pet when it ate the curtains in her hotel room.

She recalls, "He went insane. When anybody eats a curtain, that's a clear sign there's a problem.

"I took him to doctors and they said he was suffering from stress. They said I wasn't paying enough attention to him.

"I didn't have the patience to sort out a rat's therapy, so he was adopted."

17/07/2003 17:27