どうやら池袋で遊んだ帰り路の— 【BENちゃん®】 (@manpukuoya) January 17, 2016
This cat rides the Seibu Ikebukuro railway line in Tokyo all by itself. And this is not the first time. Passengers have been taking pictures of the cat riding the subway since 2013! Railway regulations stipulate that all animals must be in carriers, but they can’t cite the cat’s owners, because no one knows who they are.
The various people seated next to the cat show that it’s not accompanying its owner on an excursion into the city, but that it is indeed hopping on the train somewhere along the line all on its own. It even seems to be learning the basics of train etiquette, as in recent photos it’s generally perched on the bench seat in a compact manner, leaving room for others who want to sit down.
The staff of the Seibu Ikebukuro line are apparently turning a blind eye to the commuter cat, at least as long as no one complains. You can see more pictures this cat at RocketNews24. -via The Daily Dot