The long delayed renovation of Washington Square Park has been cleared by the courts — the decision is here — and is set to begin any second now. While the protesters are understandably disappointed, some of the locals may have a bigger shock in store as the huge rat population in the park (the small furry ones, not the human kind) starts looking for a new home. UPDATE: Gawker channels a newspaper report that a dead body was found in Washington Square Park on Sunday. A plague of rats and a corpse? Apocalypse now!