An American tourist says Paris is the 'most infested rat place' he's ever visited, and people online agree, comparing the city to the movie 'Ratatouille'

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An American tourist says Paris is the 'most infested rat place' he's ever visited, and people online agree, comparing the city to the movie 'Ratatouille'
Paris is one of the world's most-visited cities.Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
  • An American tourist said Paris is the most rat-infested place he's ever been to.
  • Gray Davis posted a TikTok showing him feeding several rats fries in Paris.
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An American tourist who visited Paris said it's the most rat-infested city he's ever been to, and people online are agreeing with him.

A man named Gray Davis posted a video on TikTok showing what the streets of Paris look like at night, and several rats could be seen scurrying away from him. The video, which was posted on Sunday, has since garnered over 1.5 million views at the time of writing.

"Why did no one tell me that Paris is literally the most infested rat place you'll ever go?" Davis said in the video. "I'm just walking down the street and there's fucking rats everywhere."

Later in the video, Davis could be seen carrying some food, including fries and bread. He said that he planned to feed the rats with this food.

"There's literally a whole ass family here," Davis said, before throwing one piece of his fries at a small colony of rats.

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"All of the rats are literally fighting over my fry right now," he added.

Paris ranks fourth as the world's most rat-infested city. In 2020, there were some four million rats in Paris, according to Le Parisien, citing rat management expert Pierre Falgayrac.

Part of the mayor of Paris' 2020 campaign was to deal with the city's rat problem. One step included installing sealed metal trash cans that would prevent rats from picking up discarded food, per V4 News Agency.

In June, however, mayor Anne Hidalgo's administration announced they would be taking a different approach regarding rodent control. "With guidance from the mayor, we have decided to form a committee on the question of cohabitation," announced Anne Souyris, the city's deputy mayor for public health, per Politico.

@gray.davis Feeding the paris rats is my new fav thing #fyp #foryoupage ♬ original sound - Gray Davis

Users online compared the rats in Davis' video to the Disney animated film "Ratatouille," which tells the story of a rat named Remy who tries to achieve his goal of becoming an aspiring chef in Paris.

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"The movie ratatouille makes more sense now," one user wrote.

Another user commented: "I love that I wasn't the only one who thought of ratatouille."

Several users said they didn't want to visit Paris anymore after seeing Davis' video.

"The more I learn about Paris the more I only want to see it from the internet," one user commented.

Davis did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside regular office hours.

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