animals

You can’t spell BART without ‘rat’

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San Francisco will never be New York City. I don’t really see too many similarities, to be honest.

That’s why I was mildly surprised to see this tweet from BART rider Sunday: “#BART rats need food, too.”

I guess she’s right, but, BARF!

If you’re not already following @bartdiaries on Twitter, well, then, what’s wrong with you?

Meet Sneakers, the Muni-riding corgi with the owl backpack

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As if your sunny Sunday can’t get any better, here’s a little more happiness for you. Meet Sneakers, the Muni-riding corgi! He can typically be found wearing an owl backpack or pink Godzilla suit, doing very San Francisco things like partying at City Hall, frolicking in the fog, or, of course, waiting for the bus. Sneakers is in good company with the rest of the cute animals riding Muni.

Sneakers’ social media handler informs me that he is on Instagram @sneakersthecorgi. I think I might have even ran into Sneakers at the City Hall party, but I think he was a bit busy saying hi to fans. Next time, my little friend.

Iguana on Muni thinks he’s a cat

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My insider knowledge tells me that this is how all cat ladies wake up in the morning, with their felines on their head. I had no idea iguanas behave the same way.

This iguana hitched a ride all the way from its house onto Muni, and both the iguana and his owner seemed extremely relaxed about it. I can’t be sure that this is Charlie, or Charlie’s cousin, who is not to be confused with Skippy, the iguana of Wall Street Journal fame. But his athleticism is none the less impressive.

More of the Muni zoo this way, everybody.

Photo by @snacks_in_the_grass

Parrot’s First Solo Muni Ride?

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New important word in parrot vocabulary: “Back door!”

This parrot is riding Muni backwards like a total pro. We don’t see the parrot’s human companion nearby, and judging from the confident stare on the bird’s face, he’s got this whole urban transit thing down. Thanks to @audlaq for getting a photo of this intrepid Muni rider.

Oh, by the way, here’s another parrot (the same parrot? Its cousin or twin?) riding the LRV in a sporty little vest, and then again in a fashionable casual sweater.

Can’t get enough? Here’s the whole Muni zoo!

Found: The Most Cold-Blooded Muni Rider Ever

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This Muni passenger is named Charlie, not to be confused with Skippy the Iguana, who was previously profiled alongside the fancy people in The Wall Street Journal. Charlie is also not to be confused with that slimy “Could switching to GEICO really save you 15% or more on car insurance?” gecko.

Muni rider Ramona snapped this photo of Charlie chillin’ in the back of the 6-Parnassus. I dig his icy glaze and no-fucks-given attitude. I only hope he will forgive the number of terrible puns I couldn’t resist making at his expense.

Want more Muni portraits of the non-humanoid variety? We’ve got more cuties on Muni this way.

Psst, don’t keep your witty transit-inspired updates to just you and your Facebook friends. Tag us @munidiaries!

Spotted on Muni: The World’s Most Famous Dog

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Photo by pawshbb

No, it’s not Lassie. Doesn’t this Muni passenger look just like Boo, the world’s cutest dog? Sidenote: I heard a story at Porchlight from Boo’s literary agent (that’s right) about the time when she took Boo and Boo’s mom, I mean, owner, to an appearance on Good Morning America. He sounded like quite the charmer.

We’ve got more animals on Muni over here for your Monday morning.