A New York street rat began causing carnage as it broke into a dog park, sending all of the pets out for their daily walk absolutely wild.

Tompkins Square Dog Run was packed with dogs and their owners who began toppling over each other and the dust of the park's sand flew into the air, as the excited pups chased the rodent.

The rat realised it had made a huge mistake as he darted between the animals...it's safe to say it won't be taking that shortcut again.

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