A few months ago I started reporting rat spottings — all rat spottings — on Twitter under the hashtag of ‘#ratspotting.’ I invite you to do the same, wherever you may find them.

After 11 years in New York, I had my first on-subway-platform viewing recently. One woman seeing it dropped her coffee with a shriek. I had my FlipVideo handy for the scene (but missed the coffee spill, sorry).

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Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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3 Responses to #ratspotting

  1. The Brooklyn Nomad says:

    Once when I was waiting for a train to leave the station, a rat scurried on board and hid under the seats. About 90% of the train ran out and the doors closed with the rat inside. I would have loved to have seen the faces of the people at the next stop when the rat came pushing out through the train doors in a hurry because he was late for work.

  2. Robert Reid says:

    Classic story BN.

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