This is Rufus the rat.
As a young rodent, he grew up hearing tales of a brave rat who escaped from the subway, much like the character in “The Subway Mouse.”
Rufus decided to follow in his pawsteps and leave the subway tunnel walls that he had called home for so long.
Unfortunately, Rufus didn’t make it. He exited the dark safety of his home turf in broad daylight at a busy intersection, and probably never knew what hit him.
Curiosity killed the rat. RIP Rufus.
Now if only there was a solution for these rats …