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.
Being a #TrainOperator for @NYCTSubway I thought I have seen it all but this can’t be real @ClaytonGuse @progressiveact @danrivoli @danrivoli @dahvnyc @ScooterCasterNY @s_nessen @AvaPittmanTV @Ykaner89 pic.twitter.com/RB6zadM9BQ— Gomez (@TripleG_RTO) August 9, 2020
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.
Snake moves faster than the R train— JustinBrannan (@JustinBrannan) August 10, 2020
MTA trying to get rid of rats— Victor Tourinho (@tourinho_victor) August 10, 2020
I like how the person in the background is unbothered by a snake just feet from him.— Make Harlem Black Again🇵🇷🇩🇴 (@ChristmasUptown) August 10, 2020
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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