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Rat brawls with pigeon on the streets of Brooklyn

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Ben Hooper
A rat and a pigeon do battle on the streets of New York. Storyful video screenshot
A rat and a pigeon do battle on the streets of New York. Storyful video screenshot

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The city "Pizza Rat" calls home has a new champion rodent -- all hail "Pigeon Rat."

A New York man shared cellphone footage of an epic brawl on the streets of Brooklyn between two of the city's least-liked animals, a rat and a pigeon.

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John Freund posted a video to YouTube showing the rodent and bird fighting across a cobblestone walkway in the Williamsburg neighborhood.

The rat came out the clear victor in the confrontation.

"You only see this in New York," a man's voice can be heard saying in the video.

Another bystander posits the city has "genetically mutated rats."

The video ends with the rat dragging its vanquished prey off to apparently become a meal.

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