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Man Escorted Off MBTA Bus for Having Pet Rat on His Shoulder

Other riders were made uncomfortable by the rat

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A man and his pet rat had to be escorted off an MBTA bus Thursday, according to Transit Pollice.

A Transit Police officer responded around 5 p.m. to a disturbance onboard an MBTA bus at Jackson Square. A 56-year-old man had his pet rat sitting on his shoulder, causing other riders to feel unsafe and leave the bus, according to the public safety agency.

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The officer explained the MBTA policy on animals to the man, and he had to be escorted off with the pet rat.

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