By Josie October 9th, 2023
This New York City rat hitchhikes upstate – maybe it was getting tired of the hectic city life?
They navigate the subway lines, explore towering buildings, and survive in one of the world’s busiest cities.
It had traded the concrete jungle for open roads, and skyscrapers for towering trees: the city rat was on its way to becoming a country rat.
A Brooklyn documentary filmmaker, was three hours into his drive to an upstate wedding when he noticed an uninvited guest.
A city rat had emerged from the hood of his car, its tiny eyes wide with curiosity.
A report noted a 70% increase in rat sightings over two years.
Mayor Eric Adams even dubbed rats “public enemy number one,” highlighting the city’s ongoing battle with these resilient rodents.
She is tasked with the “wholesale slaughter” of these disease-ridden rodents, representing the city’s intensified efforts to control the rat population.