You know you’re in Manhattan when you are entertained by the rats in the subway while waiting for your train.
Admit it, you know you get a certain amount of enjoyment watching a rat run around on the tracks. As long as that little bugger is down there and you’re up here, everything is cool. You even find yourself wondering, “What’s gonna happen when the train comes? Oh this is gonna be good.”
It’s even funnier late at night when a lot of people notice the rat. It continues to cruise down the tracks. One by one, people start to lean over to see where it went. Before you know it, everyone is looking.
Sometimes you see more than one. They chase each other like squirrels in the park.
The rats in NYC have adapted to subway life so much that their fur has evolved to match the exact color of the grime on the track bed. It’s actually pretty hard to spot a rat if it isn’t moving. They blend in very well.
What’s also a little odd is the number of subway rat photos on Flickr.