Trust me. If you've ever seen those freakishly huge worf rats in NYC you'd understand. There are two guys paid by the city to keep their numbers down. One drives the truck all night while the shoots them from the back. The first time is saw one I thoughg it was all small dog.
After looking at all the photos and there is a couple there which show it's size better. Like a bottle cap beside it etc. (seems to be too big to be a rat after seeing that)
I think it might be a dog. Like a pug.
The bottom jaw has dog like teeth (couldn't find a good picture of rats teeth) and the nose is similar to a pugs, along with the eyes and ears. Then the tail would have striaghtened out. Maybe even a cross. But it does look more like a small dog to me now.
What about those Coypu, big rodents that get mistaken for Rats, must be a few of them hanging out in NY.
If it is a dog, I would go with a cross, makes it more difficult to pin down.
Odd that with so many pictures, from different angles (paws, teeth, snout etc) no-one has confirmed what it is yet...
I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything.
I live in nyc.It's not a rat .The huge ones are about the size of a cat.This is bigger by quite a bit.
They've said its a rodent of unusual size,a pig,a raccoon ,a dog ,but all the facts support only part of each hypothosis.
They need to do DNA. I'm going with bloated raccoon .I didn't hear opposum as a possibility,but hey,why not ,but the tail and ears are wrong.
Pigs have hooves,dogs have no fingers.