Tube sign suggests tucking trousers into socks to avoid mice attacks

Published: 31st August 2012

Anyone who has travelled on the London Underground is likely to have spotted the famous 'Tube mice' scurrying about the tracks.

At Farringdon Tube station though, a commuter seems to have taken matters into their own hands, by writing a warning on the official boards suggesting that passengers "tuck the bottom of their trousers into their socks" to "avoid being a victim" of mouse attacks.

The handwritten sign has caused much amusement, with commuters taking to Twitter to discuss the topic.

One user, @AlexKammAndSons, even joked: "I am not passing through Farringdon without a packet of mini cheddars as mouse bait #Farringdonmice."

Transport for London, which manages the station, has since claimed that the note was not written by a member of staff and that the sign was removed overnight.
A spokesman also tried to reassure the public by saying: "We are not aware of any mice at the station."

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