Small dead shark found on NYC subway train

Aug. 7, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A dead shark was found in a subway train car in New York City early Wednesday, authorities said.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the shark was discovered near a row of seats on a Queens-bound N train about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, WCBS-TV, New York, reported.

The MTA said the conductor kept commuters out of the car until the train reached Ditmars Boulevard, where a supervisor put the carcass in a garbage bag and threw it out in the trash, the TV station said.

Photos of the shark showed up on Instagram.

"Gotta love NYC...casual dead shark on the subway...#NYC," Brandon Sanchez wrote.

CNN reported the shark was about 1 1/2 feet long and weight 5-10 pounds.

"I thought it was just a plush toy or a prank," passenger Juan Cano told the network. "When I saw the teeth that's I knew it was real, it was no toy."

Cano said it looked as if it had been recently caught on a fishing hook.

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