Shark found on train

IN a bizarre incident a Mustelus canis shark, commonly known as a smooth dogfish, has been found on a New York subway train.

The shark, which is usually found along the US Atlantic coast, Brazil and northern Argentina was reportedly discovered recently on a Queens-bound New York City N train.

See photos HERE.

The New York Times reports it remains a mystery how the shark reached the transit system.

Brandon Sanchez, 20, noticed the shark, about one metre long and on its side, through a train window as the subway arrived at Canal Street. He stepped in with a friend, snapped a picture, and left to board a neighbouring car. He did not say a word to train personnel.

“I thought eventually they would find out there was a shark on the train,” he said.

And they did, a dozen stations later, at Queensboro Plaza, when a conductor called in a report for which there is no transit code: There was a shark in Car 8994.

When the train reached Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, a supervisor pronounced the animal dead, placed it in a garbage bag and threw it away. Before that, according to photographs published on the website Gothamist, at least one rider posed with the shark, placing an energy drink and MetroCard at its sides, and what appears to be a cigarette near its mouth.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it was unclear how the shark had reached the transit system.

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