What is the largest rat ever found in NYC?



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    The most common rats found in NYC are brown rats. Their length can be reach up to 25 cm (10 in), with the tail a further 25 cm (10 in), the same length as the body. An adult brown rat’s body weight averages 350 g (12 oz) in males and about 250 g (9 oz) in females, but a very large individual can reach 500 g (18 oz). Rats weighing over 1 kg (2.2 lb) are exceptional, and stories of rats as big as cats are exaggerations, or misidentifications of other rodents such as the coypu and muskrat.

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