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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Wildlife Control

One of the hot topics of conversation right now in NYC is how restaurant wildlife is out of control. Everyone knows rats (and other vermin) are something we have to live with and that most restaurants probably have some sort of wildlife. However, we just don't want to SEE them cavorting in plain view. The recent incident at Taco Bell-KFC in Greenwich Village was a national story with a video of rats scampering about - it really was Rats Gone Wild. If you're not familiar with the story - click here. If you haven't seen the video - click here. In Park Slope, Brooklyn, squirrels and raccoons are a problem and someone known as Trapper John has repurposed an ambulance and setup shop to deal with it. I visit a friend who lives on the block where this fellow frequently parks. When I first saw these outrageous looking vehicles (he also owns the pickup truck in front of the ambulance) with their signage. I was astounded as every first-timer is; neighbors, of course, are somewhat inured. In any case, I felt had to take a photo of this and post it. According to a Brooklyn blog, the owner/operator of the vehicles and business is a Mr. Hoffman who is a 7th grade math teacher at MS 51. Only in New York ...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing story and what a great tie-in to the rats gone wild story.

Dsole said...

oh what an amazing capture!
This car reminds me of Ghostbusters one! It has a look uh?
Nice post, Brian

John Nez said...

Who ya gonna call?

Rat Busters!

LOL!

blueboat said...

great photo - exactly like the ghostbusters van - I'd be glad to have him in the neighbourhood, those rats look BIG!

Carlos said...

That's a real beauty and a classic. Fantastic capture Brian.

jayson said...

lol -

ghostbusters !

hey . great blog

tr said...

ghostbusters van!!