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Rats To Invade NYC Streets?

Sandy’s impact on New York City may not be limited to lost lives, destroyed property, and hobbled infrastructure. By flooding the subways, the storm may force the city’s formidable rat population above ground.

How big is the city’s rat problem in the subways? This big (h/t zerohedge):

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And as you shudder at the footage of that rat climbing into that man’s face, don’t forget the reason¬†for our aversion to these animals: they’re great vectors for all sorts of unpleasant diseases.

Ugh.

But if you live in the city that never sleeps, you need to prepare. Millions of displaced New York City subway rats are coming to an apartment building near you.

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