NYC Rats (IMAGE) Oxford University Press USA Caption A mother rat (behind) and two pups (in front) emerge from a storm drain basin in NYC. The mother rat is taking her young to feast on nearby garbage bags filled and left sitting overnight prior to sanitation removal the next day. Credit Michael Cammer, NYU Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.