Raccoon tries to catch the subway at Spadina station
Masked bandit is second 'downtown freeloader' to hop a train in 2 months
Move over groundhogs, a Toronto raccoon just stole your day.
TTC riders spotted a raccoon trying to hop on the southbound subway at Spadina station this morning.
Raccoon gets free metro pass! Decides to walk <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TTC?src=hash">#TTC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Spadina?src=hash">#Spadina</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RacCity?src=hash">#RacCity</a> <a href="https://t.co/iwUPtnfEeb">pic.twitter.com/iwUPtnfEeb</a>—@Carlnandez
<a href="https://twitter.com/skunTTT">@skunTTT</a> Looks like it was looking for a free ride. Hopefully it was removed safely. ^CW—@TTChelps
No word yet on what a commuting raccoon means in terms of the changing season — but something must have scared off the masked bandit (maybe his shadow) because the raccoon decided to leave the train after causing a brief delay.
Brief delay at Spadina, southbound due to a raccoon aboard the train! <a href="https://twitter.com/TTCnotices">@TTCnotices</a> <a href="https://t.co/Q3yPzLU5iK">pic.twitter.com/Q3yPzLU5iK</a>—@heatherlleach
Toronto: Where raccoons ride the subway. <a href="https://t.co/lXIGbsrzXs">pic.twitter.com/lXIGbsrzXs</a>—@norm
Second 'downtown freeloader' in two months
This raccoon isn't the first to hitch a ride on the rails, back in December a "downtown freeloader" raccoon was found on board a Lakeshore West GO train headed from Union station to Aldershot in Burlington.
In that case, the raccoon did stick around for the ride.
Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins joked that "he had an hour long nap, probably snoozed."
"Nobody checked to see if he tapped his Presto card."