A newly shot video shows a large New York City subway rat crawling on the neck of a sleeping passenger.
The video, captured by Antony Lin on a Queens-bound 7 train around 3 a.m. on Sunday, was posted to Instagram, according to NBC4, and was not planned as a practical joke.
“I had my phone ready to film the rat since it was huge and the fact that it ended up inside the subway,” Lin said to NBC4. “So I see the rat crawl onto the guy and zoomed in.”
The man whose neck the rat was crawling on was awoken by the rodent, according toCBS2, which added that Lin stopped filming when the man woke up because he didn’t want to be seen filming the incident.
Similar rat-related footage has been captured in the past with equally cringe-worthy results. In November, a video posted to Youtube got attention on social media, according toPix11, because the rat in it inadvertently took a selfie with a subway rider’s cellphone.
Lin said that his footage makes him think twice about sleeping on the subway, according to NBC4.
“Yeah, that certainly makes me hesitant about sleeping in the subway again,” he was quoted by NBC4.