I'm sure you've all been very concerned, worrying about the impact Hurricane Sandy had on New York City's rat population. The good news: Rats can swim and, while many rats likely died during the storm, there are probably still plenty of them alive. The really interesting news: Nobody actually knows how many rats live in New York City. There could be as many as 32 million.

10 Responses to “Won't somebody think of the rats?”

  1. Navin_Johnson says:

    And what of the mole people?

  2. GawainLavers says:

    I’d be pretty concerned about rat fatality numbers in about 3 days.

  3. Bearpaw01 says:

    [Insert joke about NYC being a rat race here.]

  4. BarBarSeven says:

    Do we know how benevolent the submissive rats are? They are the ones that are supposedly going to survive.  The dominant rats are all deep underground & have drowned.

  5. efergus3 says:

    But what about the poor C.H.U.D.?

  6. Daemonworks says:

    Only 32 million?!

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