They may not be the biggest or dirtiest, but New York’s rats are no less detestable. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of watching nature do its part to control the furry rodents in Prospect Park. A Red-tailed Hawk swooped down and plucked a rat out of Long Meadow, before shredding and devouring its carcass as a small crowd of onlookers quietly applauded.

Photos by Will Sherman