This could have been a very scary or tragic situation.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its Environmental Conservation Police on Patrol report on Thursday. Officers confirmed bears were found near a train station in Dutchess County, calling it a "black Bear Express."

"Black Bear Express" In Dutchess County, New York


On March 31, DEC Officer Franz received reports of two bears at the Metro-North Railroad in Pawling, New York.

The bears were young cubs who were stranded on train tracks and motherless, according to the DEC.

ECO Franz met with a railroad employee and walked about a half mile down the train tracks to where the cubs were reported.

Young Cubs Left Strandraded On Train Tracks In Pawling, New York

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The officer soon found the two cubs huddled together in nearby bushes, near the train tracks.

ECO Franz was able to gain control of the bears and wrap both in a hooded sweatshirt.

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ECO Franz and the railroad employee then met with wildlife rehabilitators from Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center.

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Cubs Should Recover


Wildlife rehabilitators took a look at the cubs and determined both are in good condition and should recover.

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