Bears Spotted In Monsey Park, Residents Cautioned

The Ramapo Police Department closed Welder Park in Monsey Sunday evening at around 4:40pm after reports of bear cubs were spotted climbing the trees. The Department of Environmental Conservation was called to the scene in response to the bears and together with the Ramapo Police, decided not to tranquilize the animals under night conditions and instead to watchfully wait to assess the situation. As of Monday morning, Welder Park has been reopened as the bears have disbursed on their own though their whereabouts are unknown. Officials are cautioning the public to be mindful of their surroundings and never to approach or corner a bear and to report any bear sightings to your local authorities.

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