‘Subway Raccoon’ Aims To Be This Year’s ‘Pizza Rat’ After Being Spotted In Brooklyn Train Station – CBS New York
— chloe (@oswaldthehedgie) November 21, 2019
“I’m fully satisfied that my legacy is the subway raccoon,” Twitter user @oswaldthehedgie joked after taking the tiny passenger’s picture.
Brooklyn City Councilman Justin Brannan also tweeted about it, giving the MTA his thumbs up if they halt service to get the raccoon out of the station.
I’m not a fan of subway delays.
But subway delays due to raccoons being raccoons?
I’m OK with that.
— Justin Brannan (@JustinBrannan) November 21, 2019
Residents there say they want to see the city make sure the raccoons relocate quickly, so that the area doesn’t become the next city neighborhood to experience a problem, like the raccoons that ran amok in Harlem back in 2016 and the “zombie” raccoons infected with canine distemper virus that terrorized Prospect Park in Brooklyn at this same time last year.
The MTA tells CBS2 they are looking into the raccoon sighting at Nevins Street.