Rat That ‘Looks Like A Zombie’ Climbs Out Of NYC Couple’s Bathroom Sink—And It’s Peak 2018

A New York City couple just figured out first-hand why sinks come with those stoppers. It’s less about plugging the drain to fill the sink with water and more to keep ungodly creatures from climbing up through your pipes.

While enjoying some bathroom time, Bari Finkel’s boyfriend spotted something amiss in their stopperless sink. When he realized what it was, he was audible in his surprise, drawing Bari’s attention.

“I looked over and saw this small creature just emerging from the drain,” she explained after checking in on your beau. “It was just so insane I couldn’t not laugh.” 

Crawling from their drain, which has no stopper due to slow drain issues, was what Finkel described as a “rat baby.” “It looked like a zombie coming out of the grave,” Finkel recalled.

The whole ordeal didn’t last long. Finkel’s boyfriend first tried to use a grocery bag to force the four-legged intruder back into the drain. 

Finkel, who had left the room to keep her dogs out of the bathroom, returned to take more photos but was relieved to find that the creature had made its way out of the bathroom back down the drain.

“I’m glad we didn’t have to figure out what to do with it, but I did not love the idea of it being in the pipes.”

To ensure they never receive another visitor from the depths of New York’s sewage system, Finkel said in a tweet that they immediately put the “rate gate” back into place.

As another user points out, that stopper may not be enough to keep out a determined rodent.

When it came to suggestions on preventative measures, there was one that was floated about.

It seems the rat’s journey is a pretty fair representation of living in New York City.

Then there’s the other horror that’s easy to overlook.

The best part of this story, however, is the Twitter account that emerged chronicling the rat’s journey through Finkel’s drains.

Hopefully we hear more from Baby, the “rat from the sink” and where it wound up after its cold welcome from the Finkel household.

H/T: NBC New York, Twitter