At 9:30 am? Man roasting guinea pig in NYC park

One of the best things about Brisbane is the parks.

They’re everywhere, because the river tends to have a 100-year flood every 10 years.

guinea.pig.bbqThere’s free grills, and it’s normal to just take the cooler and cook a meal at the park.

Maybe they have the same thing in New York City.

A man roasting a guinea pig in Prospect Park on Saturday morning got grilled by police after a 911 caller assumed he was an animal abuser.

Officers responded to an emergency call about someone mistreating a squirrel in the park, police said. But the suspected abuse turned out to be lunch in the making.

The man, who told DNAinfo New York he was from Ecuador, was roasting the squirrel-sized animal on a 4-foot wooden skewer over a barbecue grill near the Ninth Street entrance to the park about 9:30 a.m. The man said the animal was a guinea pig.

It’s legal to grill meat as long as it’s in one of the park’s designated barbecue areas, which was the case in this instance, an NYPD spokesman said. Police did not take any action against the man.