Opossum Causes New York City Subway Evacuation

January 31, 2012 by staff 

Opossum Causes New York City Subway Evacuation, The animal reportedly hopped aboard a Manhattan-bound train at the first stop at the far edge of Brooklyn on Friday, Jan. 13. Riders, shortly after leaving the Coney Island station, reported seeing the possum nesting in the train’s heating duct, beneath the seats.

It is unclear how the animal boarded the train.

The train had to be evacuated. Passengers left the train in Manhattan and crews worked to remove the pest, according to reports.

The sighting was a new one for subway riders, who commonly see rats and pigeons in subways stations and on trains.

New York City Transit Spokesman Charles Seaton said this was the first time a wild animal, like a possum, was found in the subway system.

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