We know, we know – rats on subway tracks are not a rare occurrence. This rat just seemed so damned pleased, though, that we felt it necessary, while out in the field, to document the successful scavenger feasting upon his prize.
ratpag has something of an appreciation of rats – not only from our name but from this book – and though we wouldn’t like to be greeted by such vermin in our home. Our home! Where we sleep! Where we come to play with our toys. We don’t really mind seeing them down on the tracks, enjoying a bagel.
So here he is, on the Coney Island bound tracks of the Q train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station in Brooklyn, the king rat (not to be confused with the Rat King – do NOT click if eating or squeamish):