After hearing about the opossum that rode D train and the NYPD’s response to it, one major part of the story was missing: What the hell happened to the night crawler? Thankfully the New York Times brings some closure.
As it turns out, after the critter was contained in the subway car and deported to a Bronx train yard, it was kept isolated for about nine hours as the MTA attempted to recruit experts to remove the nocturnal marsupial.
Eventually, cops from a nearby precinct stopped by and later called in an “elite squad” of “emergency service officers” to handle the beast. According to a police spokesman, the opossum was “released into an adjoining wooded area.” So now you know.