Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Rats The Size Of Rabbits Overrun NYC Park

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) — People living and working near the Grand Army Plaza Park in New York said the property has become overrun with rabbit-sized rats.

Reese Perez, 60, who operates a food cart near the park, which is across from The Plaza hotel, said the rats “look like rabbits” and he blames the feed left behind by horse-drawn carriages for drawing the rodents to the area, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

However, hansom cab driver Adrian Livingston, 40, blamed trash left by tourists for the rat problem. He said the number of rats in and around the park has increased sharply in recent months.

“I’m sure people are spooked by them. I know I am,” Livingston said. “Compared to last year, it’s off the scales.”

However, Philip Abramson, a spokesman for the city Parks Department, said the city has not noted any sharp increases in the rat population.

“Neither Parks nor the Central Park Conservancy has received any complaints or seen an increase in rat activity at Grand Army Plaza,” Abramson said. “But we are maintaining and monitoring the area on a regular basis.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Rats The Size Of Rabbits Overrun NYC Park”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.