Dog-Sized Rat Found at Bronx Foot Locker?

Posted by on Jan 06, 2012 at 11:27 am

I saw enough giant rodents as a kid growing up in The Bronx, but nothing like this monstrosity. And besides, most of them were of the two-legged variety.

This could be total bullshit, but hey, it’s New York, kiddies.

Yesterday someone Tweeted this photo of a giant monster rat, supposedly discovered at a Foot Locker in the Bronx. You might recognize this guy, as he bears a striking resemblance to the 3-foot-long beast that was stabbed with a pitchfork in Brooklyn last year. That one was believed to be a Gambian pouched rat, and may have been someone’s escaped pet. However, it wasn’t the first one spotted in that area, and locals believed they were multiplying faster than Gremlins taking a bath.

Here’s the guy who tweeted it originally, with the photo.


10 Responses to “Dog-Sized Rat Found at Bronx Foot Locker?”

  1. Skippy on 6/06/12 at 1:11 pm

    Perspective trick. It only looks huge because it’s so much closer to the camera than the guy holding it.

  2. Bryan C on 6/06/12 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve noticed that crypto-beasts are never found by anyone who can take a decent photograph.

  3. doc on 6/06/12 at 4:23 pm

    Skippy, yes, Perspective. thank you. the rat isnt really that big. Come one people, he’s just holding it closer to the camera.. i cant believe people this this is real..

  4. the botnet on 6/06/12 at 6:50 pm

    Sorry, not a capybara, tail is way-hay-hay too long.

    My first thought was a possum, but the tail is hairy. And its balls are too big.

    That right there, kids, is one big frickin’ rat!

  5. dri on 7/07/12 at 4:45 pm

    It’s just a Capybara rodent. Some idiot brought it to NYC. Rodent and owner should die.