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Pigeons, Rats, Dogs Keep Subway Riders Jumping

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - It's a jungle down there.

Lately the internet has been agog at the variety of varmints caught popping up on the New York City subway system.

There's the now famous rat-on-face video, which exploded a few weeks ago.


Rat wakes up Homeless man by Eckzavier on YouTube

More recently, another video surfaced of a man on the subway eating spaghetti while sitting with a large, white rat, which we hope is a pet. Be advised: there's some salty language in the video below.

Rat on New York City Subway. 2 by corypavitt on YouTube

With much less fanfare, this pigeon was caught hitching a ride on the 6 train almost a year ago.

Pigeon on the NYC subway! by bleekerbaby on YouTube

That bird wasn't the only one to fly over the turnstile.  This one hopped off at the next stop.

Pigeon on the Subway by Arun Kristian Das on YouTube

This dog walker apparently had no problem letting his pooch do his business on the 14th street platform. At least he cleaned up after his dog.


As for a different kind of animal, we can't forget to mention Nicola Briggs' courageous stand against a man who exposed himself and tried to rub up against her.

All of this got us thinking: what's with all the animals in the subway? Are you satisfied with the job the MTA is doing keeping the subways free of pests? Sound off in our comments section below.

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