Friday, August 26, 2011

Heteroclitus | Giant Rats Found in Brooklyn, New York

bbn Giant sized rats have been found on the grounds and in a building of Marcy Houses - a sprawling, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property with more than 1,700 units located in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

According to residents, vermin infestation is a long-standing battle at Marcy Houses. The recent sightings of extra-large wild rats, however, is a relatively new problem. The average length of an adult male wild rat is 10 inches and a body weight of 19 ounces. But a very large individual rat can reach 32 ounces. Still, rats weighing over 2.2 pounds are exceptional. The large rats found at Marcy Houses appear to be the size of either a large raccoon or possum.

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