NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a jungle down there.

Lately the internet has been agog at the variety of varmints caught popping up on the New York City subway system.

There’s the now famous rat-on-face video, which exploded a few weeks ago.


More recently, another video surfaced of a man on the subway eating spaghetti while sitting with a large, white rat, which we hope is a pet. Be advised: there’s some salty language in the video below.

With much less fanfare, this pigeon was caught hitching a ride on the 6 train almost a year ago.

That bird wasn’t the only one to fly over the turnstile.  This one hopped off at the next stop.

This dog walker apparently had no problem letting his pooch do his business on the 14th street platform. At least he cleaned up after his dog.


As for a different kind of animal, we can’t forget to mention Nicola Briggs’ courageous stand against a man who exposed himself and tried to rub up against her.

All of this got us thinking: what’s with all the animals in the subway? Are you satisfied with the job the MTA is doing keeping the subways free of pests? Sound off in our comments section below.