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Opossum startles straphangers at Bryant Park subway stop

Some unexpected wildlife surprised New Yorkers today on their morning commute: a live possum.

This is not the possum that was at the Bryant Street subway stop. Credit: flickr/paparutzi This is not the opossum that was at the Bryant Park subway stop. Credit: flickr/paparutzi

Some unexpected wildlife surprised New Yorkers on their Thursday morning commute: A live opossum popped up at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue subway station this morning, police reported.

Cops said the critter was found about 8:07 a.m. Thursday at a street-level staircase.

Emergency Services Unit officers responded to the scene, caught the opossum and trapped it in a box, cops said.

The creature was later set free in a "secluded area" in Central Park, cops said.

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