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New York City Rats

Scientists Show How Big NYC Rats Can Get, And It's Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science

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, ...

Subway Rats Are Actually The Ultimate New Yorkers, So Stop Hating

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Comedy

They're just looking for a connection, you guys.

WATCH: This Is What Happens When A Rat Rides The Subway

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News

A very unwelcome passenger boarded a Brooklyn-bound A train on Monday morning in New York City. "A usually boring Monday morning commute to work a...

WATCH: The NYC Rodent Killer With A Heart of Gold

The Huffington Post | Milos Balac | Posted 02.17.2016 | New York

There's an interspecies war raging in New York City, and one man is doing his best to make sure that the humans are winning. Pest management profe...

Lynne Peeples

Hitchcock Horror: Bird And Rat Infestations Raise Disease Risks, Climate Change Concerns | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.21.2013 | Green

When Rick Ostfeld heard about the sky-darkening flocks of birds descending this winter on Hopkinsville, Ky., he couldn't help but think of Alfred Hitc...

Rats Driving Brooklyn Heights Crazy

Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

New York City exterminators say business has doubled since Hurricane Sandy, as rats driven inland from the shorelines by the storm got cozy in cushy n...

WATCH: How Rats Pose Health Risk After Hurricane Sandy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

As New York City begins to recover from Hurricane Sandy, one growing concern is the spread of disease from the city's sprawling rat population. HuffP...

WATCH: The Rat-Hunting Dogs Of NYC

Posted 10.12.2012 | New York

We recently saw a man hunt, cook, and eat a New York City pigeon. Now, let's look at the rat-hunting dogs of New York. On Friday nights in lower M...

Lee Speigel

Brooklyn Bridge 'Monster' Could Be A Cousin Of Long Island's Montauk 'Monster' | Lee Speigel | Posted 07.27.2012 | Weird News

When news spread around New York City this week about the discovery of a grisly-looking, bloated, unidentified animal under the Brooklyn Bridge, many ...

(GRAPHIC PHOTOS: 'Monster' Washes Up On NYC Shore (UPDATE)

Posted 07.26.2012 | New York

Denise Ginley took some horrifying photos of a bloated, dead animal this weekend. "Is this another incarnation of the Montauk Monster?" she asked Goth...

ANOTHER Hawk Found Dead, May Have Eaten Poisoned Rat

| Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

By Leslie Albrecht UPPER WEST SIDE — Riverside Park's beloved female red-tailed hawk was found dead of unknown causes on Friday, hawk watchers to...

Transit Workers: Budget Cuts Causing A Rat Epidemic

Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

MTA workers protested Wednesday in front of Jamaica Central Terminal demanding that the city address what they say is a terrible rodent problem in the...