As a woman was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk, a rat the size of a chipmunk (tiny by Chicago standards) threw itself under her tire! Was the rat injured? Aw hell no! It just wandered away, like that was par for the course.
And really, it's times like this that I know rats will survive nuclear fallout; along with cockroaches, Twinkies, and polyester leisure suits.
*EDIT* I should add that The Targo squealed (