A giant rat killed by pitchfork in Marcy Houses, Brooklyn is believed to be a Gambian Pouched Rodent Gigantia.
The snarly creature was covered in white fur and looked well-fed. Weighing at at 40 lbs and a full three feet long including a hideously long dangling tail.
And it's not the only one. Observed in a rat hole last week, three came running out - so many more are lurking in rat-packs.
"I hit it one time and it was still moving," Fernando Rivera said. "I hit it another time and that's when it died.
Imports of the species have been banned since 2003, when they were blamed for a monkeypox outbreak that sickened 100 people in the US.