NYC’s Rats Are A Lot Closer Than You Think

06.16.10 Bucky Turco

RAT_NYC In New York City, our rat problems are so badass that we need scientists to study them and the health department’s senior researcher, Robert Corrigan, has made some frighteningly common sense findings about their infestation in the transit system:

1.) They like trash. 2.) They tend to live in the walls of the rooms where the MTA stores their trash. 3.) These trash rooms just so happen to be located on subway platforms.

Corrigan sums up their existence with neck-hair raising imagery: “They’re not down in that deep dark tunnel … the rats are living in the walls behind that tile.” |AP|