Shark On New York Subway UPDATE: How Did A Dogfish End Up Inside A Train Car? [PHOTO]

By Staff Reporter on August 7, 2013 3:23 PM EDT

A dead shark in a NYC subway was discovered Wednesday after midnight. (Photo: Instagram)

A dead shark in a NYC subway train was discovered on a Queens bound N Train Wednesday morning shortly after midnight. New Yorkers often boast that the've seen it all, but nobody, from any part of the world, has ever seen anything like this.

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Gothamist was tipped of the story by Mary M., who boarded the N train on 34th Street:

"I board a car that's not terribly full and as soon as I enter, a stench hits my nose. It's not the typical urine/trash smell, it's...fishy? I look down to the end of the car to see a dead shark on the floor. I think I stood there for a good minute just staring, thinking 'Is this for real?! Oh come ON, NYC!' One of my fellow passengers remarked 'I've been riding the subway for 15 years, and this is the weirdest thing I've seen. And I've seen EVERYTHING.' The train filled as we made our way to Astoria, every new passenger was getting excited about it. Once we got to Queensboro Plaza, an MTA employee made all of us move to another car."

The dead shark appears to be a dogfish shark, which grow up to 3.3 feet in length for adult males and 5.2 feet for adult females. Dogfish are fished for food in Europe, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Chile.

While it is unknown who would bring a dead shark into a NYC subway or why it was left in the train, a man on the J Train tried to sell a dogfish on the train last July. According to the Gothamist, a man claimed that he caught a dogfish at Coney Island after the shark bit the man "in the ass." The man asked $100 for the creature but passengers on board wisely ignored the offer.

NY State Director of the HSUS spoke up in regards to the dogfish incident last July: "This is not only cruel and inhumane; peddling animals on the subways is also against the law. Anyone who witnesses such behavior should alert a police officer, train operator, or other MTA personnel."

UPDATE: Daily Mail reports that the dogfish shark washed up on a beach at Coney Island. A picture of children taking pictures with the animal were discovered online, solving the origin of the dead animal.

After a day at the beach in Coney Island, the family took the shark with him as a souvenir when a man on the train took the shark from them and ran off. The dogfish shark was left abandoned on the train.

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