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Watch video of an enormous snake on an NYC subway platform

Out with the pizza rat, in with the subway snake.

Collier Sutter
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Collier Sutter

New Yorkers are programmed to not bat an eye at a rat spotting—from rats large enough to climb subway stairs, to rats dragging a slice of pizza. But imagine spotting a massive snake on your morning commute?  

Watch this video of a massive black snake slithering across a New York City subway platform that was posted on Twitter this Sunday. The video was sent to train operator Canella Gomez Sunday morning who promptly posted it.

"I thought I have seen it all but this can't be real," the train operator wrote.

After some discussion, it was decided the black snake was most likely an eastern rat: a non-venomous species that is known for eating rodents. How the tables have turned for NYC rats. See some more reactions below. 

The MTA hasn't reported a spotting of any snakes on a platform since then. It’s unclear whether this is someone’s pet snake out for a stroll (?), or a snake on the loose, but it sure is something out of the ordinary for New Yorkers. 

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