It is common for us to see extremely large cockroaches and rats while we walk down sidewalks at night. While sitting on a bench on the sidewalk- I was talking to the kids but saw something slowly walking by my foot. I didn’t want to make any sudden moves- so I asked the kids what was moving by my foot close to the bushes. They said a really, really, really big rat! We followed the rat to a fence where she had 3-4 little babies in a hole. My brother, Jeff, had a sweet pet rat named Icky when we were younger so I’m not freaked by them at all. The fact that it was meandering about close to my foot in broad daylight was strange, though.