The New York City rats are hungry. That's not a good sign.
From the New York Post:
"I saw the little pigeon that was hurt and it was kind staggering and injured and out of nowhere, the rat came and just literally attacked it," [Naquazia] Gresham, 32, told The Post on Thursday.
One of her friends immediately grabbed a metal bar to help the wounded bird.
"He said something just came over him where he was like, 'You have to help the bird,'" she said. "So he attacked the rat to get off the bird."