Subway Mouse Panic Shows New Yorkers Aren't Nearly As Tough As They Think

Straphangers jumped and shrieked as the frightened little rodent looked for a way out.

Reputation ruined. 

A viral video shows otherwise rough-and-tumble New Yorkers in a panic as a little mouse runs loose on the city’s beleaguered subway

The clip filmed on Sept. 24 shows riders on the Brooklyn-bound C train shrieking and stomping their feet as the frightened little rodent runs along the edges, looking for a way out.

A similar scene was caught on video over the summer, with straphangers climbing onto seats to avoid a mouse:

A 2014 incident also caused a panic on the subway... although, in fairness, this one was no little Mickey but rather a large and much more intimidating rat: