Tico is an unspecified creature with very long ears. He first appears in the pilotepisode. He owns a hot dog stand called "Tico's Hot Meat".
Francis Grimes tries to get information about some criminals and bribes him with some Q-Tips. He tells Grimes about a squid infestation at the Chelsea Piers. He gets information by literally putting his ears to the ground. He says, "Things crawl in there all the time. It's a problem."