Subway rat scurries up sleeping man

One man's snooze turned into a real-life nightmare and it was caught on video.

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A man who was apparently sleeping on a 7 train in Manhattan had a rat crawl up his body, making its way to his neck, WNBC reported.

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He woke up and did what anyone else would do; He started to scream.

3AM on the 7 train. MTA subways come equipped with cuddly rats. #mta #goingyourway #nycsubway

A video posted by Antony Lin (@copaantl98) on

Antony Lin, who recorded the video, said he pressed the record button because the rat was huge and ended up in the last car of the train.

Lin said a couple who saw the animal moved to another car when they saw it.

He said the man was asleep when the rat decided to snuggle with him and doesn't think it was a practical joke.

Last year, a rodent dubbed Selfie Rat made the viral news cycle, but was recently revealed as a hoax, The New York Times reported.

Rats notwithstanding, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton reminds subway riders that it isn't safe to sleep on trains, citing robbery and other crimes.

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