Bodega cats are supposed to keep away the rodents, but when the rodents are getting this big and fearless, well, you can only expect so much.
If ever there was proof that New York City’s rat problem was getting ridiculous, it’s this frankly terrifying viral video. A rat has been filmed bullying a cat on an NYC street. Yes, that’s right — a rat has taken on a cat and WON.
In the footage, a very large rat can be seen scurrying around fruit stands on the street, only to encounter a sleepy black cat. Only the rat doesn’t run away scared — it actually seems to challenge the cat, bravely inching closer as the feline takes swipes.
The two seem to be locked in a sort of Mexican stand-off, with the rat menacingly looming over the cat until the feline eventually loses its nerve and backs away, leaving bystanders audibly stunned.
According to a recent New York Post report, the city’s rat problem is getting worse, with the rat population growing a whopping 10 percent between 2016 and 2017.
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