No, not just democrats, actual rats. They’ve always been a problem, but now they are so brazen they are jumping into baby strollers in search of food.
New Yorkers are complaining that rats have overrun some of the city’s parks and are leaping into strollers in search of food.
Residents of New York City’s Upper West Side have told State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal that rats are “everywhere” in areas like Central Park and Riverside Park, CBS New York reported.
“They said that the rats jump into the strollers, so they’re very brazen,” Rosenthal said.
“The rat problem here is severe,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “More money, more efforts need to be directed to the parks here on the Upper West Side.”
A City Hall spokeswoman said the city’s current plans focus on targeting the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the East Village, the Bronx’s Grand Concourse area and the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
In 2014, the television channel Animal Planet named New York City the “Worst Rat City in the World”, and rodentologist Bobby Corrigan called New York City the “USA’s No. 1 Pestropolis.” Studies indicate that compared to other cities within the United States, the city is particularly well-suited for rats, taking into account such variables as human population patterns, public sanitation practices, climate, housing construction standards and other variables. Experts consider that the actual population varies, depending on climate, sanitation practices, efforts to control the population, and season.