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The New York Times Posts Citizen-Driven Slideshow of Rats in Cute but Gross Glory

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Last week, we told you The New York Times was seeking subway rat photo submissions on the heels of the news that the MTA and the Health Department might be jointly eradicating the little creatures. Well, here’s the adorable, disgusting, fascinating, and conflicting product of the Times outreach. Why is it that rats, such disgusting creatures, can be cute? It messes up our heads every time we feel a tug at our heartstrings for these creatures we so despise. We’re not suggesting you throw your leftovers into the subway gully for them, but take a look at this slideshow, and maybe you’ll share our conflicted sentiment. (We started with our favorite.)

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