NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Get ready to cringe. A sleeping subway rider appeared be woken up by a huge rat crawling up his leg and neck during an early morning ride.

Witness Antony Lin captured the unidentified rider sleeping as the rodent scurried up his body on Sunday morning around 3 a.m.

“3AM on the 7 train. MTA subways come equipped with cuddly rats,” Lin posted to Instagram.

A comment thread began on the startling post where Lin said the “dude was screaming and ran into the next car fast as hell.”

Lin also said he panicked when the man awoke because he didn’t want the man to see he was filming the horrifying incident.

Unfortunately this is not the first incident of a rat rudely waking a passenger. A similar incident was captured in 2011 when a rat ran across the aisle and climbed up onto seats, before eventually crawling up the leg of a sleeping man and onto his face.

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