Caught on Video: Rat scurrying up subway railing in New York City

Consider this the pole dance nobody wants to see.

The video of a rat trying to climb up — and slide down — a metal handrail on New York City’s Metro “L” line has commuters horrified and mesmerized.

The shocking video, originally taken by @seebaass_, but posted by Subway Creatures to Instagram this week, has more than 700,000 views.

It is the winner of the account’s popular “What The L” video contest.

And, it’s reason #47 to not touch anything on the subway and always carry hand sanitizer.

Or for some, reason enough not to ride at all.

Photos Subway Creatures/Instagram

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