Strung-Up Mutant Rats Likely an Attempt to Call Attention to NYCHA Infestation

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015 at 9:24 am by

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Monday morning, we posted a rather gruesome image of three rat carcasses strung from scaffolding outside the Baruch Houses. In fact, these were some of the biggest rats we’ve ever seen. The violent display, while gagworthy, was seemingly out of nowhere, and without context. A mystery on the FDR.

Until now.

The rat adornment was apparently a desperate attempt at calling attention to the purported infestation of NYCHA along the waterfront. So, it would appear that at least one resident is clearly pissed. And the technique clearly worked. A tipster fills in the blanks:

Someone is trying to get the city or NYCHA attention. No one’s is trying to fix the problem with these rats they even come out in the day time. People with small dogs are scared to walk them at night cause these rats are also aggressive.

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