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Posted on 03/04/2016 4:12:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches one-and-a-half pound rodent three times the size of a normal beast
"...'I've caught rats all over the city, and I've seen the ones that I didn't catch. I think it's among the biggest that live in New York City,' said Matt Combs of Fordham University.
One of the largest rats ever reported in New York City was a huge beast dubbed Master Splinter by the Twitter user that first posted a picture of it.
The enormous rat was found in a Footlocker store in the Bronx in 2012, according to Twitter user TheGoodfella.
Another classic rodent beast was speared by an employee at Brooklyn's Marcy Houses housing project in 2011.
Jose Rivera, 48 spotted the rat coming out of a hole and stabbed it with a pitchfork, reported the New York Daily News.
The rodent was up to three feet long and appeared to be a Gambian pouched rat, according to the Daily News.
The most common rat in New York City is of the rattus norvegicus species.
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There are lots of great restaurants in NYC. No wonder the rats are so big. The food is glorious.
ROUS! they ARE real!
gotcha by a mere 10 seconds! (also why I didn’t take time to find jpeg. :) )
I told those silly Dutch not to build New Amsterdam on the Fire Swamp. But did they listen???
This is happening with raccoons as well in suburban NJ; they are much bigger than they are in the wild (where they have to work for their food). They’ve become gibsmedats (and look how many of them are obese).
Doubt any kitty would want to tangle with one of those.
Rats freak me out anyway. A 10 lb rat would send me to an asylum.
Think of the amount of rat poison one of these monster would consume before dying. You would go broke feeding them.
NY rats are the size of Bloomberg, of Schumer. Even the transplanted ones are the size of Hillary.
all in a day's work. yup...I can pretty much go back to bed now. :P
One time in NYC I was taking up a bench having a nap while my girlfriend was sitting on another bench about thirty feet away reading a book.
Suddenly she was standing on her bench screaming like crazy so I got up and walked over to her wondering what that was about.
She told me the largest rat she ever saw scurried by her and was mad I didn’t come running faster.
I stood on the bench with her and said next time you see a huge rat you need to come running fast to me!
hmph, never been to the fire swamp, I see.
Best post on the thread!!
Blasio and Bloomberg definitely have rat-like visages.
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