Step aboard and see all the strange animals people bring on their commute, from parrots to rats to snakes.

It hasn’t been three months since I wrote about people carryng their pet iguanas on San Francisco’s Muni, and already several more reports of lizard commuters have popped up, including this sighting:

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Obviously, this is one weird habit that isn’t going away. It got me thinking about what other pets people might be stowing onto the city’s public transit. And after poking around a bit, it does seem San Francisco’s public transit system is visited by a variety of bus- and train-riding critters, from chickens to guinea pigs to snakes. Here’s what I was able to find (if you’ve spotted other zoo escapees, please drop a note in the comments). Parrot in a jacket:

Bird not in a jacket:

Punk-rock bunny?

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Ferret:

Snakes!

Guinea pig:

Chickens (this actually might be dinner—the city has facilities that sell live poultry):

Cat on a leash:

Rats:

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Er, pet rock:

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