‘Gigantic' praying mantis terrifies subway riders

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You can find all sorts of critters in New York City's subway system, but riders got a jolt on Tuesday when they discovered a new commuter riding the 6 train.

City Councilman Keith Powers was riding the train when another rider informed him that he was sitting close to an enormous praying mantis.

The lawmaker tweeted a photo of the bug clinging to the wall of the subway car, waiting for it's stop.

"Like most New Yorkers, I'm frightened by the gigantic praying mantis on the subway, but also relieved that he didn't yell ‘It's showtime!'" Powers tweeted.

The official subway Twitter account replied with a "It's showtime" meme.