muchadoa t1_j992g4g wrote

I’m way more invested in this story than I should be, and I see people worrying about Flaco eating poisoned rats that will kill him. Are rats just running around with rat poison in their system? If so, why do we keep feeding them poison? And what kind of monster rats do we have in this city that they can eat enough poison to kill a massive bird, but it doesn’t hurt them?


muchadoa t1_j7aza7a wrote

“The Bronx raccoons are gangster. They have to be. To live in the Bronx, to survive here is hard,” she said. “We are the poorest borough so they are trying to survive like the rest of us here.”

I’m not sure human poverty levels really affect the raccoon lifestyle. Or maybe I’m wrong and the UES racoons are just chilling with champagne buckets and manicures in a clean back yard?