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Rat crawls on sleeping NYC subway rider's face

January 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A subway ride in New York City turned into quite an adventure for riders and also a rat.Earlier this week, a rat took a ride on the No. 4 train, which runs from the Bronx to lower Manhattan.

One passenger spotted the critter and pulled out his pocket camera as the rodent had his run of the subway car.

The rodent crawled on top of a sleeping rider, jolting him awake with a face full of rat. However, after the brief startling wakeup call, the man apparently had a very New York reaction.

"He just kind of shoulder shrugged it off. The rat jumped off and he went back to sleep like it was so routine to him," said Jeffrey Forde, the rider who captured the rodent on film.

The rat never bit anyone.