It may be the size of a small dog, but this is not the sort of creature many of us would fancy petting.
What appears to be a giant rat was allegedly found dead in a Foot Locker shoe shop in the Bronx, New York.
Scooped on a shovel in the Fordham store’s stockroom, the massive brown and white rodent measures around three feet
The picture was uploaded to Twitter by user @thegoodfella_, who believes it was snapped by a friend last autumn.
Experts think the rodent is a Gambian pouched rat, a fairly common pet that can grow to up to three feet.
It is not the first time the giant breed has been spotted in New York City.
Of course they’ve been seen before; the Occupy movement spent months at Zucotti Park.
I can’t wait for the inevitable SyFy “original” movie: “Sewers of New York: Mega-Rat vs. the Giant Alligators.”
With a cameo by Mansquito.
h/t Dana Loesch