A picture of a Foot Locker employee in The Bronx holding up a rat the size of a cat with a shovel has been circulating via Twitter with a caption comparing the rat to the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” character, “Master Splinter.”
Last August, a housing authority employee found another huge rat which he posed for with a pitchfork in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects. There had been many rumors of large rats in the Marcy projects before the picture. There were reports that the rat in Marcy was actually a Gambian pouched rat, which some people have as pets.
According to reports on Twitter, the Foot Locker is on Fordham Road in The Bronx. The person who posted it claims that they found the picture on a friend’s Facebook page.