Unwanted Bear Invades Popular Hudson Valley Playground
Police sprang into action after a bear was spotted running around a Hudson Valley playground.
On Monday around 3:50 p.m., officers from the Kingston Police Department responded to a bear cub running around the playground area at Kingston Point.
However, by the time officers responded to the area the bear apparently got tired of playing around the playground and decided to run into the wooded area by the bike track, police say. No injuries were reported.
Could this bear be one of seven bears recently released back into the wild in the Hudson Valley? The DEC recently announced the rehabilitated bears were brought to undisclosed locations in Sullivan and Ulster counties.
The Hudson Valley has seen an increase in bear sightings in recent weeks, and that's to be expected. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently warned about bears coming out of hibernation in search of food.
During the Taste of Country Music Festival, bears entered tents in the camping area and ate some food. Around the same time, a bear was filmed running near a number of homes in Beacon.
Also on Monday, Kingston police dealt with a large black snake that decided to try to enter Dallas Hot Weiners.
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