Mr. Skinner was the husband of Mrs. Skinner and the owner of a small farm on an island in the middle of a lake. One day the Skinners discovered a strange white liquid bubbling up from the ground on their land. When they fed it to their livestock, it made the animals grow bigger. Immediately Skinner took a ferry to the mainland to see a businessman, Jack Bensington, about selling him the rights to the "Food of the Gods" as he and his wife called it. Bensington arranged to come to the farm the following day with a scientist to examine the "Food." Unfortunately Mr. Skinner never made it home. His car got a flat tire once back on the island, and he was attacked and killed by a swarm of giant rats - creations of the "Food."