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Rat Holds NYC Subway Car Hostage: VIDEO


A rat took the A train through the tunnel under the East River during Monday morning's commute to Brooklyn.


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  1. That's nothing. You should see the size of the rats along the Charles River (and the Esplanade) in Boston; size of small dogs!

    Posted by: Jake | Apr 9, 2014 1:32:52 PM

  2. Another consequence of NYC's anti-handgun laws.

    Posted by: Maker of Mulch | Apr 9, 2014 1:33:28 PM

  3. I'd rather share a subway ride with a rat than have to deal with some of the people who use public transportation on a regular basis.

    Posted by: Boston | Apr 9, 2014 1:45:49 PM

  4. Rat: Damn! I'm on the wrong train!

    Posted by: anon | Apr 9, 2014 1:51:56 PM

  5. Sometimes I forget that I'm an immigrant. Then, I hear a woman SOBBING like she's lost a child over the mere presence of a medium rat.

    Posted by: Mike B. | Apr 9, 2014 2:09:55 PM

  6. God, it's a rat not a leopard

    Posted by: jjose712 | Apr 9, 2014 2:23:39 PM

  7. That rat was on drugs.

    Posted by: Welp | Apr 9, 2014 2:25:20 PM

  8. Ratzilla ! Coming to a theater near you…

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Apr 9, 2014 2:29:14 PM

  9. wow. thank god people had their phones to capture this and share it with the world. *rolls my eyes at them*

    Posted by: David | Apr 9, 2014 2:29:39 PM

  10. LOL & "Ratzilla ! Coming to a theater near you…"

    Thanks, Tinderbelle. I needed that laugh.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 9, 2014 2:33:15 PM

  11. It's amazing how many women totally lose their minds when a mouse or a rat is in the area. It happened in my workplace years ago and some women literally ran out the door and went home when they saw a mouse.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 9, 2014 2:44:37 PM

  12. Good lord, what a bunch of wimps, stomp the damn thing and be done with it. We kill rats that size weekly in our barn as a matter of course.

    Posted by: johnny | Apr 9, 2014 2:45:10 PM

  13. @Jack: I seemed to have noticed a few guys standing on seats in that video too! Let's not put it all on the women.

    Posted by: William | Apr 9, 2014 3:10:34 PM

  14. What a bunch of wusses. NYC rats are quite nice once you get to know them and they don't deserve the bad rep they've been given.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 9, 2014 3:40:58 PM

  15. RATNADO!!!!

    Well, I'd probably be standing on the seats as well--not because I'm fearful of rats, but because they are frequently carriers of all kinds of diseases you do NOT want to get. I would not want to be bitten by one of these things.

    Posted by: atomic | Apr 9, 2014 3:41:37 PM

  16. I think I read a book about this as a child. The title was "The Country Mouse, the City Mouse, and the Bridge-and-Tunnel Rat" or something like that.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Apr 9, 2014 3:51:10 PM

  17. @ Tinkerbelle,

    did I up your posting name? Why didn't you tell me?

    Well, "Tinderbelle" is nice too....kinda' Southern.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 9, 2014 4:02:25 PM

  18. If it was a spider I'd be up on the seats too. But a rat? Not a chance. Even a snake I'd still not care...unless it was poisonous of course.

    Posted by: Will | Apr 9, 2014 4:51:31 PM

  19. Just say "Look it's a pointy-headed squirrel and isn't it soooo cute!". No?

    Posted by: SFRowGuy | Apr 9, 2014 5:03:55 PM

  20. Just another New Yorker commuting to work!

    Posted by: jarago | Apr 9, 2014 6:20:30 PM

  21. Oh, no! RUN, Shredder, RUN!

    Posted by: Jennifer L | Apr 9, 2014 6:22:55 PM

  22. We have a single mouse problem here at work - there's six of us and my co-workers are all female. They keep begging me to kill it, but dammit, I like Squeak. He's cute.

    Posted by: Eric | Apr 9, 2014 6:57:23 PM

  23. I thought rats were like roommates in NYC? Guess that was just an urban myth. GTK.

    Posted by: Rodney | Apr 9, 2014 7:06:09 PM

  24. @JERAGO - My thoughts exactly. They don't call it the rat race for nothing. Wonder what stop he went to?

    Posted by: MotherHusky | Apr 9, 2014 9:03:11 PM

  25. The woman that is crying,makes the video LOL.I mean I have a thing with rodents so I wouldnt be pleased either.

    Posted by: Darren | Apr 10, 2014 7:56:49 AM

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