Ah, New York! The Big Apple! Is there anything more iconic to the city than the Statue of Liberty? Or Times Square?
Perhaps one thing: a rat, stuck inside a MetroCard machine.
Prepare yourself. There's video.
New Yorkers wished they were more shocked by the image of a rat stuck inside the change slot of a subway card vending machine, but, sadly, things like this are what New York is all about.
Leave the receipt! https://t.co/0b22TR9m80— Jason Butler Harner (@Jason Butler Harner)1552416747.0
The MTA believes someone may have planted the rat in the slot.
How a person got ahold of the rat or why is unclear.
Update: The MTA says the rat in the MetroCard machine "is very troubling and we’re looking into how it could’ve hap… https://t.co/CRSa0GwKct— Gothamist (@Gothamist)1552419041.0
Rats seem to cause a lot of trouble. Just recently, a rat pulled a fire alarm in D.C., causing chaos to ensue.
And of course many people are drawing comparisons between MetroCard rat and 2015's infamous Pizza Rat, who stole a slice of classic New York pizza and dragged it across a subway platform.
New York City rat taking pizza home on the subway (Pizza Rat) youtu.be
Some Twitter users pitted the rats against each other...
Deadass, Metrocard rat might be more NY than pizza rat. https://t.co/8ednUxLcnQ— Walter Crist, PhD (@Walter Crist, PhD)1552411907.0
MetroCard Rat > Pizza Rat https://t.co/1dCNEdnJpg— Yulogy💨 (@Yulogy💨)1552483627.0
But the wisest individuals called for the rodents to team up!
Pizza Rat/Metrocard Rat 2020!!! https://t.co/zf6V7NYIUb— Don't believe the hyperbole (@Don't believe the hyperbole)1552415313.0
What series of events could have possibly led to this rat being inside the vending machine?
this is directly because of that video of ppl singing robyn on the subway platform https://t.co/4JQSS8NuYU— Desus Nice (@Desus Nice)1552414576.0
@desusnice 🎶 I'm spinning around in a Metrocard vending machine And I'm in the platform, watching you purchase a mo… https://t.co/znuQ8mmeKU— Raul Carvajal (@Raul Carvajal)1552417455.0
I am horrified beyond belief by this. https://t.co/BRss1z5GYi— Jack Sterne (@Jack Sterne)1552417156.0
Many New Yorkers are now understandably scared of getting a MetroCard.
@JRSterne @djlavoie I had to refill my Metrocard because my TransitChek wasn't working and I'm still gagging at the… https://t.co/o1IOfB0RU5— Chloe Chik (@Chloe Chik)1552417754.0
Could it be possible that the rat inside the machine is a GOOD thing?
THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY UPSET ABOUT METROCARD RAT. But guys what if they mutated NYC sewer rats are our only hope of taking down the MTA— MOVING 📌 (@MOVING 📌)1552448930.0
A few people came up with possible ways to deal with the subway rat infestation:
One thing's for sure: MetroCard rat is now the only thing on any New Yorker's mind.
College admission scams: 🤷🏻♀️ MetroCard rat: https://t.co/d4iS3qCxC0— Jessica Bryce Young (@Jessica Bryce Young)1552441045.0
You might want to make sure you have exact change next time you go to fill up your MetroCard https://t.co/L6a4AJQST4— WCBS Newsradio 880 (@WCBS Newsradio 880)1552415220.0
Ah, New York! If you can make it there, you must love rats!
New York is the best. https://t.co/NIRfiK5u6T— Andrew Golis (@Andrew Golis)1552480918.0
New York- Frank Sinatra youtu.be