… not from a News Importance standpoint or anything, just, well… here are a few words on New York City’s rats (appearing in today’s New York Times piece, “Subway Study Finds Rats Remain Wily”):

“They jump two feet from a running start; they can fall 40 feet onto a concrete slab and keep running,” said Solomon Peeples, 86, a former director of the city’s Bureau of Pest Control Services. “We’re no match for them, as far as I’m concerned. Man does not stand no chance.”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.