He lost the rat race.
A round rodent got stuck in a Brooklyn sidewalk as it exited the subway, causing a pedestrian to accidentally step on the head and scream in horror, a witness said Wednesday.
“That rat couldn’t fit through the hole. RIP fatso”, Dylan Wells posted on Twitterwith a photo of the unfortunate creature.
Wells was on his way to work at Victor’s Mediterranean restaurant in Gowanus around 11 a.m. Wednesday when he spotted the roly-poly rat washed up on Third and Atlantic Avenues, he told the Post.
“I walked past it twice: the first time, I had a debate with a woman to find out if he was still alive. Obviously that was not the case,” he said.
When he returned around 4 p.m., the beady-eyed rodent was still there.
“The second time I was behind a woman wearing flip flops, on her phone, not paying attention and she stepped on her head and screamed,” he said.
Wells said the big rat was probably trying to climb through a crack or tunnel under the sidewalk near a construction site when it encountered its creator.
“I guess he was under the pavement and he couldn’t put his head in the hole and then his body got stuck and he died,” he said. “Maybe he was too big.”
He added: “I wonder if there are a lot of rats living under there now because it’s blocking [the hole].”
The city should get rid of the rat quickly so more people don’t “eek,” he said.
The sighting comes amid the Big Apple’s worst rodent infestation in more than a decade, and about a week after a group of residents sued the city for allegedly fueling the problem by allowing outdoor dining. outdoors in times of pandemic.
The city did not immediately return a request for comment.
New York Post