2008_10_ratsub.jpgFrom a reader: "This past Friday when riding the subway (G train), the woman next to me jumped up and started screaming.Turned out it was a roach that was on her leg that caused her to do so. This morning on her way to work, my girlfriend was on a jam packed L train only to have everyone start screaming between 1st & 3rd avenues. A rat was on this train and caused quite a panic! Has anyone else been seen an influx in pests on trains as of late or is this just a strange coincidence that this is the first time I'm experiencing this? Thanks!" We've only seen rats on the tracks or in the platforms, and we'd like to keep it that way. Related: This Metropolitan Diary about a rat's unwelcome subway car appearance. Photo: SilvaAzniv