The women lip is swollen , her eye is puffy and she doesn’t want to be in the news. She’s a little freaked out and afraid of retaliation.

Can’t blame her. Retaliation can get pretty weird in this city.

“There were a lot of them,” said the 30-year-old woman, who asked the Daily News not to print her name. “Eight or nine or 10. Boxes of them.”

She’s talking about the rats. The white rats that were scurrying around her house on 28th Street near Wharton the night before.

Police say a 20-something woman, backed by her mother and a whole posse of angry women, rolled up to the victim’s house about 11 p.m. Wednesday to settle the score in an apparent love triangle – Grays Ferry-style.

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They didn’t bring guns or knives. Bats and rats were their weapons of choice – as in, baseball bats and live rodents.

Officer Leeloni Palmiero, a police spokeswoman, said the mob of about 10 women allegedly smashed the home’s windows, then dumped the rats inside.

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