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Dead Shark Has Jaws Dropping on N Train in Queens

By Eliza Fawcett | August 7, 2013 1:08pm | Updated on August 7, 2013 2:14pm
 An enthusiastic passenger outfitted the shark with props he had on hand: a cigarette, a Red Bull can, and a Metrocard. 
An enthusiastic passenger outfitted the shark with props he had on hand: a cigarette, a Red Bull can, and a Metrocard. 
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Gothamist

LONG ISLAND CITY — Forget snakes on a plane, Queens has a shark on a train.

Straphangers shared a late night Queens-bound N train with a fishy passenger — a dead 3-foot shark left under a seat, Gothamist first reported.

The rank-smelling fish was noticed by a Gothamist tipster at 34th Street in Manhattan. The train's conductor finally evacuated the car at Queensboro Plaza at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"I board a car that's not terribly full and as soon as I enter, a stench hits my nose," said the tipster, Mary M. "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!'"

 A dead shark rode the rails to Queenboro Plaza.
Shark Found on N Train
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After the evacuation, the train continued to the end of the line, where the shark was put in the trash, an MTA spokeswoman said.

"MTA employees see a lot of things," she said.

"Today they saw a shark.”

By early afternoon, the shark had its own Twitter handle, @NYCSubwayShark, and Twitter had exploded with Shark Week-related posts about the peculiar sighting.