A several-foot-long black snake slid down on a subway platform just a few meters from a seemingly undisturbed strap hanger in a video shared on social media – a solid norm on this fine Sunday afternoon! Nature heals! New York is back! Move over Pizza Rat! Seriously, move immediately or eat.
The undated video was sent to train operator Canella Gomez on Sunday morning, Gomez said.
It is not clear which station the video was taken from.
“I thought I saw everything, but this can not be true,” the train operator said in a tweet.
Usually we see subway riders taking visible pet pythons on subway trips, like these two women duly carrying a giant snake in the L-train, another just hanging on the handrails, or this guy taking a pet snake out of its completely safe carrier at 3am . People seriously love their snakes on the trains.
This snake appeared to be an eastern rat snake, formerly known as black rat snakes. The non-toxic species can grow up to seven feet long and they also eat rodents.
MTA could not find reports of a snake on a platform in recent days, says MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan. We asked the NYPD if it had any information, and we will update if we hear back.