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Watch New Yorkers Completely Lose It Over a Rat

He totally terrorizes an entire subway car

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When you live in New York City, you grow accustomed to rats. You kind of just accept that they’re everywhere and don’t let them bother you too much. But apparently, when you’re sharing a subway car with one, all hell breaks loose and everyone just completely loses it.

So when a rat made his way onto an A train yesterday, one New Yorker decided to record a video of the madness — and we really mean madness. He posted the video on YouTube, with the following explanation:

A usually boring Monday morning commute to work at Brooklyn was stirred up by this little guy.He joined us at the Fulton street station on the A train going downtown. Someone getting off the train was screaming “RAT on the train!”. But by the time everyone realized what was happening, the doors closed and the train entered the tunnel. We were stuck with him till the other end.

Watch above as a group of New Yorkers — usually so stoic and unfazed by pretty much everything — scream bloody murder over a rat.

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