A rat sent straphangers shrieking and leaping onto their seats when it was spotted scurrying across the floor of a New York City subway train Monday morning.
Shocking video shows the plump pest terrorizing passengers on the Brooklyn-bound A train.
"Someone getting off the train was screaming, 'RAT on the train!" wrote Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader, a software developer in Brooklyn, who posted the viral video on YouTube.
"But by the time everyone realized what was happening, the doors closed and the train entered the tunnel. We were stuck with him 'til the other end."
The rat struck during prime time - morning rush hour when many people were commuting, Kader noted.