Just when you thought it was safe to go on the subway....look out! It's a shark!
Believe it or not, a small dead shark was spotted on the floor of a New York City subway car.
Straphanger Isvett Verde caught the shark—on film, that is. She smelled it before she saw it on a train bound for Queens early yesterday morning.
"There was a lot of screaming, 'Oh my God, what is that?" said Verde. "It smelled extremely fishy in there. I looked over and there was a dead shark."
We've seen creatures like rats on the subways before, but a shark? How did it get there? That's where this story starts to smell a little fishy.
Some wonder if it's a publicity stunt to hype the summer Syfy hit Sharknado, in which sharks caught in a tornado are terrorizing the population. And it also happens to be Shark Week on Discovery Channel.
Coincidence? We wonder.
"Maybe it's a prank, or maybe somebody just forgot their shark," joked Verde.
The creature was identified as a Dogfish Shark. The subway car carrying it was emptied until the train reached the end of the line, where the shark was placed in a garbage bag and disposed of.
But nobody will ever forget the shark on the subway.
"It was unusual, even for New York standards," said Verde.