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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rats_in_New_York_City

The problem of rats in New York City is a longstanding one. In 1860, The New York Times reported that a newborn infant had died prior to rats eating part of its face and one foot. The NYC Health Department undertook an anti-rat campaign in 1921 that involved rat-proofing as well as trapping and killing rats.

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Giant rats infested parts of Brooklyn New York. Apparently someone who had a Gambian pouched rat as a pet but it made its way into the wild where it reproduced. Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jayar Jackson ...

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New York City rats can be big, and because of some yucky research, we now know just how big. Matthew Combs, a doctoral student at Fordham University, and his colleagues collected hundreds of rats for an ongoing study to determine how the creatures colonize.

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Rats aren't only a part of New York City’s underground — they're an inseparable part of its pop culture. There’s Master Splinter from the Ninja Turtles, Pizza Rat, and even Cannibal Rat. But ...

www.irishmirror.ie/news/weird-news/worlds-biggest-rat...

This horrifying super rat found in New York could be the biggest in the world. Pictures of the monstrous rodent, which looks to be the same size as a small dog, were circulated on Facebook earlier ...

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/science/cats-v-rats-in-new-york...

New York rats are big and bad. They sit calmly on the subway tracks, ignoring discomfited commuters on the platform. They stroll through Central Park as if they owned the place. They pretty much ...

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Rats even bigger than that have been found, on occasion; the species of rat that lives in New York City, Rattus norvegicus, can grow as large as two pounds. A 675 gram rat, though—that’s a big ...

www.snopes.com/fact-check/41-lb-rat-photo

On 22 November 2015, the Facebook page New Yorkers posted a photo purportedly showing a 41 lb rat that was caught in New York City.

abc7.com/pets-animals/video-rats-infest-nyc-housing...

NEW YORK CITY (KABC) -- Here's something likely to make you squirm -- an entire family of rats crawling in a family's kitchen! Some of the rats are nearly as big as cats. Video shows them hopping ...

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Big rodent: The giant monster rat was found in a family residence in Kingswood, south Dublin last week Rats thrive in damp and soggy weather - of which the UK has seen plenty during the wettest ...