The Pigeon-Eating Rat Is New York City's Exalted Rodent King

Published On 10/13/2015 Published On 10/13/2015

We thought we found him with Pizza Rat, we thought we found him again with 2 Rats 1 Pizza, but ladies and gentlemen, the pigeon-eating rat is the king of New York City. Yet another video has surfaced of a tenacious young rat taking what's rightfully his (or hers) and eating the absolute living shit out of a dirty pigeon. 

It's disgusting, it's horrific, it's New York Fuckin' City. 

You can almost hear Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" playing with Woody Allen's distinct Brooklyn accent narrating the scene: "Chapta one, he was a hungry rat with an appetite for destruction..." 

Youtube/John Freund

Every time a rat eats a pigeon's wings, an angel get its wings. 

(h/t Gawker)

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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and would choose a pigeon-eating rat over a roach any day.



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