Runaway opossum rides the D train

"SHOW me how riding UNDER seat is against MTA code of conduct! OBVS cops couldn't," SubwayPossum tweeted.

See something, say something. In this case, the “something” in question was a nervous-looking opossum hiding below a seat on board the subway.

The Bronx-bound D train was evacuated after the furry stowaway was discovered on board in the early morning hours of Friday the 13th. You know what they say about Friday the 13th, don’t you? That’s right — beware of opossums.

As The New York Times reports, alarmed passengers stepped out of the train at West Fourth Street in Manhattan so authorities could properly shoo the marsupial back into its natural habitat, which, it turns out, is not curled up near a radiator beneath a subway seat.

A group of courageous police officers tried to contain the beast using protective gloves and a canvas bag, but the opossum’s fierce snarl and pointy little teeth proved too daunting for New York’s Finest and they called for backup in the form of animal control agents.

We don’t know what happened to the opossum next, but if we are to believe it moved on with its life and created the Twitter handle @SubwayPossum, then apparently it’s alive and doing quite well, if not a little bitter over being treated like some sort of wild animal during its commute.

“So snarling = RESISTING arrest now? I told ‘em my brother’s a cop on Long Island, but they said after the ticket-fixing thing no more favors,” the opossum tweeted.

We’ve got the hand it to this opossum for defying the stereotypes commonly attached to its species — we figured he’d just play dead, but this guy? This guy went out with a snarl.



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