MANHATTAN — Is Pizza Rat back? A video posted Sunday has New Yorkers wondering if the subway’s most famous rodent has returned.
Instagram user @michaelcourant posted this video of a rat dragging a slice of cheese pizza backwards. The post says the incident happened at the 59 Street / Lexington Avenue stop on the downtown 6 train track. The video lasts just under 40 seconds.
The legend of Pizza Rat goes back to September 2015. A viral video captured a rat dragging a piece of pizza down the stairs at the L Train’s First Avenue / 14th Street station. But in December of 2016, the Brooklyn-based performance artist known as Zardulu said she staged the hoax and trained the animal.
Now, one question remains: Was this Pizza Rat trained or just hungry?