Subway Opossum

January 18, 2012 - 12:30 PM
In this undated photo, an opossum hides under a seat on the subway in New York. Startled riders abroad a Manhattan-bound train spotted the opossum around 4:30 a.m. last Friday. The New York Times reports that finding the nocturnal creature on a subway train was rare in several ways. Opossum tend to like trees and they are not burrowers although they sometimes go below ground in search of food or warmth. After the animal bared its teeth at officers who tried to remove it with heavy gloves, animal control experts were called. NYC Transit spokesman Charles Seaton said it was the first anybody could remember seeing a wild animal in the system. (AP Photo/New York Times) MANDATORY CREDIT; NYC OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; TV OUT; NO ARCHIVE