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Via NY Daily News

The giant rat may be gone, but the kids at the Marcy Houses are still terrified of the gangs of smaller rodents that scamper across the grounds.

The playgrounds at the Marcy Houses were all but deserted Friday after the Daily News published a photo of a ridiculously huge rodent speared on a pitchfork by a Housing Authority worker.

Resident Tracy Battle said workers may have gotten rid of the the biggest rat in their buildings, but there are plenty more where that came from.

“Every day you see them,” said Battle, as she clutched the hand of her 7-year-old granddaughter Zahna. “The kids can’t even play after five because that’s when they come out.”

Little Zahna pointed at the blue-painted jungle gym and said she saw a “big, black rat” there a few days ago.

“I’m afraid to play in the blue part,” she said.