A gigantic rat was caught on camera dragging a tied bag of takeout food across a subway platform in New York.
The clip, recorded by a shocked commuter, captures the monstrous rat as it grasps the yellow plastic bag between its teeth and begins dragging it backwards.
It then scurries towards the platform edge with the food in tow before stopping for a moment to sniff at its haul.
The clip, recorded by a shocked commuter, captures the monstrous rat as it grasps the yellow plastic bag in its teeth and begins dragging it backwards
The rodent then moves around the food, grabs the bag again, and drags it towards a yellow metal pillar.
It manages to squeeze the huge bag through a narrow gap between the pillar and the wall before disappearing around a corner.
The cameraman said: ‘I was in the subway while waiting for a train to arrive when I saw this rat dragging takeout food, presumably home to his family.’
This is far from the first time a rat has been spotted gathering food in the New York subway.
In October 2017, three giant rodents were filmed fighting over a slice of pizza by baffled travellers.
The slice was pulled back and forth before one of the rats finally broke it free from their grasp and scurried away behind a ticket gate.
The rodent then moves around the food, grabs the bag again, and drags it towards a yellow metal pillar
Rodents have also been seen fighting over a bagel and crawling on top of a sleeping subway passenger in the past few years.
It was estimated by Columbia University in 2014 that there are around two million rats living in the city – equivalent to a quarter of the human population at the time.
These brown, or Norway, rats have existed in the area since colonial times and problems have been reported as early as 1860.