Thursday, October 20, 2011

And now, a photo of a rat climbing a tree in Tompkins Square Park



Today they're climbing a tree, tomorrow, they'll be driving the M14A.

By Bobby Williams.

14 comments:

Crazy Eddie said...

Or running NYU and Cooper Union. Oh, sorry, they are already there.

Melanie said...

This is quite impressive!!
Rats in trees--adaptable creatures.

Melanie said...

EVG--how come the comments aren't showing up along with the name and title of the post??

Anonymous said...

@CrazyEddie--you are sooo right.

evflip said...

What is the big deal about the rats? Why do rats freak people out, while their nefarious cousins, the squirrels (who have an agenda that you and I don not know about!)get hand fed! Rats are nice little creatures. It's the squirrels who'll punch you in the eyeball and run off with you sandwich!

bowery boy said...

Wait till they learn how to grow fuzzy tails.

Anonymous said...

The Rat's are OWNING that park!

BagelGuy said...

The Italian squirrels I grew up with in Brooklyn would never tolerate this kind of behavior from a dirty rat.

Melanie said...

@Bagel Guy--I agree with you.I'm from Brooklyn too.
I was musing on this--perhaps the rats are learning this tree climbing behavior from the squirrels??Maybe.

Crazy Eddie said...

Rats versus squirrels, via the scariest screen villain in recent film history, Col. Hans Landa of the SS.

Col. Hans Landa: Has a rat ever done anything to you to create this animosity you feel towards them? Perrier LaPadite: Rats spread diseases. They bite people. Col. Hans Landa: Rats were the cause of the bubonic plague, but that's some time ago. I propose to you, any disease a rat could spread, a squirrel could equally carry. Would you agree? Perrier LaPadite: Oui. Col. Hans Landa: Yet I assume you don't share the same animosity with squirrels that you do with rats, do you? Perrier LaPadite: No. Col. Hans Landa: But they're both rodents, are they not? And except for the tail, they even rather look alike, don't they? Perrier LaPadite: It's an interesting thought, Herr Colonel.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed by the things Bobby Williams notices in everyday life. Truly wonderful, although I do wish this little secret hadn't been shared with me... Yuck. Btw, the M14A line made me roar with laughter.

EV Grieve said...

@anon 9:22 pm

Thank you!

BagelGuy said...

Here's the thing with rats and squirrels. In my 20 years in the restaurant biz, not once have I ever had to call an exterminator and say ' Hey man, can you get some people over here right away, I HAVE A SQUIRREL PROBLEM.' I like the squirrel. Man and squirrel have an unspoken respect for each others territory. I've never had to shoo a squirrel away from my garbage bins and , in turn, a squirrel will never have to worry about finding me up in a tree with a bag of acorns. Unless of course my wife forces me to watch another episode of the Kardashian's; In which case I think the squirrel would understand.

Anonymous said...

If I could call the cops on the bastard squirrels that dig up the flowers on my fire escape every day, I would. YOUR CHESTNUTS AIN'T HERE YOU BASTARD PEA BRAINED JERKS. I THROW THEM OUT. Rats on the other hand, pure entertainment.