Rats Take Liking To Little Red Lighthouse Under George Washington Bridge

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Tourists aren’t the only ones who like visiting the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.

Al Jones checks out the scene

Apparently, rats have taken a liking to Fort Washington Park too. Visitors and cyclists take snack breaks at the various picnic tables and scraps end up on the grass. “We’ve got a lot of ’em. Probably people throw food on the side and that’s why there are so many,” John told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

John told Jones that the grass oftentimes moves at night and is why he won’t come to the river bank early or late. “This whole area belongs to them.”

Except for when Stuart and his Pit Bull Sky are around, Jones reported. “People love Sky because she’s such a huge rat killer,” Sky’s owner Stuart said. “I mean, she is amazing.”

Stuart says Sky has killed 46 rats in the last four years.

Have you seen rats at the Little Red Lighthouse?


One Comment

  1. KPMc says:

    “Stuart says Sky has killed 46 rats in the last four years.”

    PETA will be calling for this guy’s head.

  2. Nydia Aguilar says:





    la Administraccion de Parques y el area privada de Turismo,,,de la ciudad de NEW YORK..deben de cooperar y crear empleos para el control y mantenimiento de este lindo sitio,,,y su LIGHTHOUSE.
    justo,yo hice el tour el pasado miercoles, Agosto 03/2001…y tome lindas fotos del faro…I LOVE IT…
    comparto algunas.
    gracias por su preocupacion ,, buena noticias.
    Nydia Aguilar

    Spanish to English translation

    the Administraccion Parks and private area of Tourism, of the New York City .. should cooperate and create jobs for the control and maintenance of this beautiful site, and its Lighthouse.
    fair, I did the tour last Wednesday, August 03/2001…y take beautiful photos of the lighthouse … I LOVE IT …
    I share some.
    Thank you for caring,, good news.
    Nydia Aguilar

    Rate translation

  3. jerseyjoey says:

    sure you got the right location in this story, congress n senate is more like it for a rat infestation

  4. Kline Derek says:

    good point

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