That headline might not come as much of a surprise, since there are always goddamn rats everywhere, but right now, there are more goddamn rats than usual, and it’s all Hurricane Sandy’s fault. The floods (combined with the cold) made the rats move elsewhere and inside buildings, now they have more garbage for their enjoyment and holy shit, this whole situation is so gross. Read the whole Times article for detailed rat stories and then start getting paranoid in your apartment or workplace and experience the following quote regarding a rat in someone’s car:

We don’t actually know how it got in. All I know is that there was rat feces and a Starbucks cookie and the bag was all chewed up.

Ewww.

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