Opossum startles straphangers at Bryant Park subway stop
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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