Sidewalk Shotz: Growing rat problems?

1/27/2010:

[Continuing this weeks “Hoboken Sidewalk Shotz” series…]

Maybe because of all the garbage?

We’ve noticed the increasing garbage problems on our sidewalks – and one Hoboken411 reader wonders about the dead rats spotted around town as well…

“I wanted to write in with a quick question for other readers… has anyone else seen dead rats around Hoboken recently?

When I take my dog for an evening walk he occasionally drags me over to something in the dark, and a few times it’s been a fairly large rodent on its back! Last week I saw one again near the SE corner of 13th and Willow, and finally snapped a pic. I apologize that this is a particularly gruesome shot, but trust me- it’s not any better to happen upon one of these dead guys on the sidewalk, either!”

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lonnie1wsj
lonnie1wsj
Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:19 am

Rats…Oh Yes..I have a few friends that work midnight to 6am and they have seen rats on Hudson St and also near the PATH station almost every night….Huge Suckers…..
Mice are all over Hoboken as well,and roaches….!
The worst rats in this town are the 2 legged ones……!!!!!

xyzpdq
xyzpdq
Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:01 am

Rats are everywhere in New York City, but I haven’t seen any here in Hoboken. Mice aren’t rare here but rats are a whole different animal.

moephab
moephab
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:47 pm

This town is infested with rats and mice. Has anyone ever noticed the rat traps place outside of most of the Applied buildings? Or the rat traps in Elysian Park? Those foot long black boxes are there to prevent the vermin from getting into the buildings. Forget about the rats our racoon population has gone through the roof. I have 2 of them that go back and forth on my roof every night at around 4 AM, they drive the dog nuts.

mooshu
mooshu
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:24 pm

I used to see these scurrying guys all the time waiting for the A/C/D at Columbus Circle! They own the freakin’ tracks.

Whatever makes them happy.

Um, I’m kinda saddened by the sight of a dead one…

Dperez
Dperez
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 9:40 pm

Yummy! LOL

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