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NYC Subway Rat Undaunted by Gigantic Dinner Roll

It's the latest instance of a New York City rat contending with very large food

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    A rat was recorded dragging a comically large dinner roll on the subway tracks on the Upper East Side, another sign of the determination the city's rats apparently possess when it comes to acquiring food bigger than them. (Credit: Christian Waugh) (Published Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016)

    This so-called Roll Mole is giving Pizza Rat a run for its money.

    A rat was recorded dragging a comically large dinner roll on the subway tracks on the Upper East Side last Thursday, another sign of the determination the city's rats apparently possess when it comes to acquiring food bigger than them. 

    Halston Media Photographer Tabitha Pearson Marshall (inset left)

    Christian Waugh told NBC 4 New York he was waiting for a train home from a Christmas concert rehearsal when he noticed the rat trying to drag the large dinner roll along the subway tracks at the 51st Street subway station.

    Waugh said as he reached for his phone, the rat seemed to give up and dash away. However, the rat came back moments later to fight for his dinner. Waugh was able to take a quick video on his phone.

    “I started recording his actions but noticed that no one else on the platform was paying attention whatsoever,” Waugh told NBC 4 New York. “Most were just on their phone with no clue regarding the epic activity that was taking place.”

    Waugh said the event reminded him of Pizza Rat, but found the furtive antics of the dinner roll rat to be hilarious.

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    Waugh’s friend dubbed the rodent the “Roll Mole.”