Wednesday, September 27, 2017


I was in the Metro recently, waiting for a train on the lower platform at Gallery Place.  On the south end of the lower platform, there are granite stairs next to a single escalator.  I noticed movement on the stairs, and realized it was a mouse.  Running up and down and back and forth on the stairs.  It was having a grand time, scavenging in the trash on the stairs.  A train pulled in, and kids came running down the stairs, the mouse ran between their clueless feet and disappeared into a crack.  

I don't want mice around, but they don't scare me.  Rats, I really don't like rats. But then parts of my grandmother's family lived in London, maybe a dislike of rats has been around since the plague.  

When was the last time you saw a mouse or a rat in a public place? 


  1. I saw rats running across the street as they left the hospital and ran to the neighborhood.

  2. We live back on to farmland, as we have done for 56years. January this year they started building houses and broken open old culverts. The rats run all over the garden, even in broad daylight. Yuk!

  3. Anonymous9/27/2017

    This morning on the Northern Line!

  4. I'm so happy the mouse escaped unscathed. I hope he's happily scooting around again.

  5. Ew! Just saw a rat in New York one night. Blech. We used to walk at night across Boston Common at night from our house on Beacon Hill to our friend's across the way. The rats, hundreds of them, would skitter across our path from one sewer to another. It was horrible.

  6. The two or four legged type?