A SUPER-SIZE rat was spotted running rampant on the streets of New York – with horrified viewers claiming it was “the size of a DOG”.
The TikTok footage captures the beast crossing the pavement as horrified onlookers rush to avoid its treacherous path.
The horrifying video shows the very large rat scurrying across a pavement and onto the road with the caption: “That boy been eating good.”
The sight of the furry rodent left people both terrified and amazed – some ran away and others whipped out the cameras to catch a photo of the magnificently-large rat.
The comment section was filled with users throwing out ideas of what the vermin specimen actually was.
One wrote: “That’s a muskrat”, while another offered: “That’s a whole capybara.”
A third chimed in: “That’s a Rottweiler”.
“Bro, I thought that was a beaver,” another wrote.
New York is no stranger to the vermin, which relentlessly occupy their sewage drains, parks, subways and walls.
The city has been waging an all-out-war against its rat population for over a century now – yet the rats somehow seem to be winning.
The fast-breeding vermin have survived successive mayoral campaigns to defeat them, as well as citizen-led rat hunting organisations.
The Atlantic estimates the rat population has now hit 2 million across 90 per cent of the city.
Last month, one of New York’s rats was caught on camera crawling over a sleeping commuter.
The skin-crawling scene involved the rat climbing up the dozing man as he sits slumped in his seat – none the wiser of his new little friend.
The rat then goes up onto his shoulders to take a seat behind his neck, which is when the man finally wakes up to the nasty surprise.