Dead shark is found in NYC subway car, disposed of
Did a fan of “Shark Week” get carried away?
New York City’s transit authority said a conductor found a small dead shark aboard a subway train in Queens yesterday.
The conductor asked passengers to leave the car and closed it off. The train continued to the end of the line, and then a supervisor placed the shark in a garbage bag and put it in the trash.
Photos on the blog Gothamist depict the shark on the train. It appears to be about 4 feet long, has a cigarette in its mouth and a fare card and a can of Red Bull nearby.
Transit officials said they are aware of the photos but are making no effort to find the person who posted them. The transit authority said it has “better things to do.”
The Discovery Channel runs “Shark Week,” a weeklong series of shark-related programs that started Sunday.