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3-Foot Rat Killed in Brooklyn

Friday, 26 Aug 2011 11:03 AM

A Housing Authority worker has speared a three-foot long rat in Brooklyn, reports Newser.

Jose Rivera, a Brooklyn native, was trying to fill a rat hole on his property when three of the massive rats came scampering out of hiding. Rivera used a pitchfork to spear one of the rodents.

Animal experts believe the rat to be a Gambian pouched rat, which is often kept as a pet in jungle communities.

“I hit it one time and it was still moving,” Rivera said. “I hit it another time and that’s when it died. I’m not scared of rats, but I was scared of being bitten.”

Residents of the Rivera’s public housing complex have also spotted the rats. “They’re here day and night. We don’t dodge bullets. We dodge rats,” one resident said. “They’re so big, they should charge them rent.”

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