Twice yesterday I saw two rats scurry across the sidewalk in front of me as I walked down 7th Street. This was strange, since I typically don't see any during the day (especially outside of the subway). Then I got this email from a FiPS reader, and it made me paranoid about a possible invasion of furry rodents:
Can we talk about the over abundance of rats in our neighborhood these days? Now I'm no fool -- I know there are rats, but come on. WTF. The rat population has a least doubled since this time last year. I have been a resident on Douglass Street between 4th and 5th ave for 9 years now. Of course we see our share of rats, but I'm not kidding when I say I don't even want to leave my house after dark anymore.
Anyone else notice an increase in rats in the neighborhood lately? Or do you have any horror stories about catching them inside your apartment?