Boji, the street dog, is a regular sight for commuters on buses, ferries, and trains in Istanbul, Europe’s largest city.
The dog clocks in about 20-30 miles of travel on an average day.
Municipality officials who track Boji’s trips with a microchip claim the dog uses at least 29 metro stations per day.
Metro Istanbul’s Aylin Erol said, about two months ago, they noticed a dog using metro trains, and the animal knew exactly which stations to get in and which ones to get out of.
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The dog respects public transport rules and quietly waits for passengers to disembark before getting on a train.
He enjoys sitting on the middle area of a transportation carriage, or boji in Turkish – hence his officials’ given name.
Istanbul commuters post pictures of Boji on social media, and his accounts have more than 50,000 followers and counting.