The rules are clear when it comes to carrying animals on the New York subway. “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container.” But the rules say nothing about the size of the animal, and as you can see from this picture, some people are quick to exploit that fact in order to avoid a fine.

This guy and his husky were recently captured riding the subway by CBS news producer Alex Romano, and it’s hard not to smile when you look at it. Perhaps it’s the not-so-covert nature of the operation. Perhaps it’s the casual pose. Or perhaps it’s simply the fact that the guy is carrying a big ass husky in a tote bag. Whatever the reason, we love it.

This guy avoided a fine on the New York subway by putting his huge husky into a tote bag

Image credits: Alex Romano

He’s not the first person to sneak an over-sized commuting canine onto a subway however…

Image credits: emilNYC

Image credits: Michiko Fuller

Image credits: hansyandbrush

Image credits: Clare Toeniskoetter