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Fire hazard?

No, someone did not feed old Dobbin jalapeƱos. But New York City is now known as a place where horse manure spontaneously combusts:

Environmental authorities in New York state hot and dry weather conditions caused a large pile of horse poop to spontaneously burst into flames.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said an officer responded to the town of Throop on July 5 to investigate complaints about a foul odor and smell coming from a large pile of burning horse manure.

The officer discovered the owners of a stable had been storing the horse feces in large piles. The owners said the piles had spontaneously combusted before, but previously the smells and smoke had been carried away from nearby residences by the wind.

Talk about a crappy neighborhood…

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The Giant Rat of Sumatra has moved to New York City!

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

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