Skip to comments.SEE IT: Rat invades New York subway car, terrorizes straphangers
Posted on 04/08/2014 7:37:12 PM PDT by EinNYC
The rats are coming. And theyre getting smarter.
A subway car full of grown men and women was terrorized by a rodent who caught a ride on the A train Monday morning.
The straphangers let out horrified squeals as the furry black creature scurried through the car.
Shut up! one woman wailed in despair as an MTA employee came onto the intercom to remind passengers to remain alert and have a safe day.
The rat allegedly boarded the downtown A train at the Fulton street station during the morning commute. Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader uploaded his harrowing experience to You Tube.
I heard someone shouting RAT on the train! Ponnampadikkal Kader told The News. But by the time everyone we understood what was happening, the doors closed and the train entered the tunnel. We were stuck with him till the other end.
Its the kind of situation that brings out the best and worst in people.
Some remained seated, lifting their legs up and laughing nervously. Others jumped up onto their seats, sobbing or letting out blood-curdling screams. Some pulled out their cellphones. One man stood his ground defiantly, trying to deliver a death blow.
My voice, I lost my voice, lamented one particularly vocal woman.
Ponnampadikkal Kader said he wasn't fazed by the rat. His feet stayed firmly planted on the ground throughout the entire ordeal. But was surprised by everyone else's reactions.
"Everyone was so scared, even the men were climbing on top of chairs," the 28-year-old software developer from Harrison, N.J. said. "Usually the Monday morning ride is really boring, but this brightened it up."
The video ends as Ponnampadikkal Kader bolts out of the train at the High Street station. He says half of the people who were in the car followed him out the door.
Its unclear how long this rats reign of terror lasted.
And theres many more where he came from.
New Yorkers have a one in 10 chance of seeing a rat while waiitng for a train, according to the Straphangers Campaign.
The animals reach sexual maturity after just 8 to 12 weeks of life, The New York Times reports. The rats can give birth to about seven litters every year, with up to 12 pups per litter.
The MTA has developed a number of programs to target the resilient rodents, NBC reports. The authority has recently tried to seal off its 347 refuse rooms and has implemented a federally funded sterilization project.
“Democrats invade NY subway car, terrorizes Democrats....”
a federally funded sterilization project.>>>???
what are they THINKING? sterilizing RATS?
might it not be a rad cheaper and a lot more effective....to somply kill them.
Learned early in life ... just kick the crap out of the rat, like you would a succor ball. Can’t believe that NY’ers would let a rat terrorize them!
Here I thought it would be pics of Charlie “The Rat” Rangle.
I guess this makes my black bear attack seem pretty insignificant by comparison. Rats can get BIG you know.
That's a pretty rapid source of protein.
"Lenina Huxley: [Spartan encounters a burger grill in the underground world] Just don't ask them where the meat comes from.
John Spartan: Huxley, what's that supposed to mean?
Lenina Huxley: Do you see any cows around here, detective?
John Spartan: Que es este carne?
[What is this meat?]
Hamburger Stand Scrap: Este carne es de rata. [This meat is from rats]
John Spartan: Rat? This is a rat burger? [vendor nods]
John Spartan: Not bad! Matter of fact this is the best burger I've had in years!
Hamburger Stand Scrap: Gracias, Senor.
John Spartan: Prego. See ya later. "
He'd scare anyone.
New York is a chitty of the rats, by the rats, for the rats.
You beat me to it!
Or Al the “Rat” Sharpton.
NYawk NYawk what a wunnerful town.
You would think NYers would be more blase about their municipal critters.
I live in IN. My bulldog brought us a possum to the back door a few days ago.
The wife screamed, I ordered him to drop it, and I booted it off the deck. Man up, Windy City!
The rat was on his way to Democrat HQ to film an Obamacare spot. :)
Was the possum still alive?
Scream, faint, call the cops, not necessarily in that order. I myself would NOT like snakes on my porch or gators in the driveway. If it were a regular occurrence, I’d buy a snake hook at the next reptile show I attend and toss the snakes a very far distance with it. Not sure how I’d deal with the gator, but if it trampled my beloved garden, it’d be a goner gator!
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