Rat Crawls on NYC Subway Rider's Face

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By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 14, 2011 4:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Ew. When someone brags about improved quality of life in New York, pull out this video. One of the many rats who share space with the city's thousands of daily commuters frantically scurries about a subway car as another rider films him. Passengers watch, sometimes lifting their feet to avoid contact. One guy, dozing, isn't so lucky. The rat leaps onto his leg, then crawls up to his face and awakens him. The stunned traveler shoos him away and the little beast scurries off to gross out someone else. Just one reason why you should never fall asleep on the subway.

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