Answer: You leave the change. YOU LEAVE IT.
Question: “How much money would have to be in the change return for you to reach in there?”
That’s what Instagram’s @subwaycreatures asks along with a video of a rat seemingly stuck in a MetroCard machine along the New York subway system.
It is next level horrifying.
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Nicole Ranucci claims ownership of the spine-tingling video, which see says she took more than a year ago.
But when it was posted on a public Instagram account Tuesday, it went viral.
Ranucci told Gothamist she could see the rat’s tail dangling when she went up to the machine.
“The rat dropped into the receipt holder from within the machine,” she told the publication. “I noticed as I was using [the machine], no one else in the station seemed to notice it as it was the middle of the day. I believe the rat did get out on its own but I can’t be sure as I needed to catch the train, but I’m sure it did because it kept lifting the door to try to escape.”
But is it really real? Or, a hoax?
So I guess the NYC rats have entered whatever stage of their takeover plan is to seize control of the subway system pic.twitter.com/7uih5rqpCj
— Bailey Carlin (@BaileyCarlin) March 12, 2019
Because, you know. Pizza Rat.
Pizza Rat/Metrocard Rat 2020!!! https://t.co/zf6V7NYIUb
— Mike Vago (@Mikevago) March 12, 2019
Does rat reality even matter anymore?
i for one welcome the NYC subway rat overlords https://t.co/l0IhejaHGF
— kylie sparks 🖤🥂⚾️ (@kyliesparks) March 12, 2019
For what it’s worth, officials are looking into it.
Update: The MTA says the rat in the MetroCard machine “is very troubling and we’re looking into how it could’ve happened, including the possibility that someone may have planted it” it.https://t.co/SQo9ms58GR
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) March 12, 2019