People often break the rules on New York subways, but one man found an ingenious way to skirt a ban on pets.

According to New York City public transportation laws, “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container.”

However, a dog owner managed to exploit the rule -- which gives no mention to the size of animals -- by carrying his large Siberian Husky in a tote bag in order to avoid a fine.

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News producer Alex Romano just happened to be on the subway at the same time and snapped a picture of the dog owner, according to Bored Panda.

Romano posted the photo on Twitter, along with an entry which read, “Only in New York a person would put a huge dog in a bag on the subway.” The tweet was shared over 5,000 times and piqued the interest of many online users.

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The photo shows a man dressed in shorts, a T-shirt and sunglasses nonchalantly holding a white and gray Husky in a tote bag.  

And the subway rider isn’t the only person slinging his pet across the shoulder; images of other dog owners doing the same thing have surfaced, as well. The dog-in-tote trend is taking New York City by storm.

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Sources: Bored Panda, Alex Romano/Twitter / Photo credit: Alex Romano/Twitter via Bored Panda, Michiko Fuller via Bored Panda, hansyandbrush via Bored Panda, Clare Toeniskoetter via Bored Panda

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