I don't know if this happens in other places, but in New York when there are labor demonstrations sometimes the unions put a giant rat outside the place that they are protesting. I came across this rat today and thought I'd snap a quick picture. (Sorry it's not such a good photo, I was hoping they wouldn't notice me taking a picture.) But the workers were really nice and even asked if I wanted my picture with the rat! They were protesting against a construction company they felt was exploiting the workers. I hope they win their fight!