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Watch Subway Riders Shriek Like It’s the End of the World When a Rat Scampers About

04.08.14 Bucky Turco

New York has rats. There’s no escaping this. Sometimes they even ride the subway, which is disgusting, but a thing that has happened many, many times before. But for straphangers on Monday, an errant rodent on an A train was treated as if an otherworldly event was unfolding, like the unleashing of the Kraken. In a video uploaded to YouTube and sensationalized by NBC News, straphangers can be seen cartoonishly standing on the seats and screeching as a SINGLE rat runs around the subway car. Next thing ya know, people are going to start freaking out about mice in eateries.