The autopsy result for the bear that was found on the railway line between Schwarzach and Lend on Tuesday is available. The cause of death was confirmed as massive internal injuries, the country said. It is believed that the bear collided with a train and died. Nevertheless, some unanswered questions remain.
There have recently been several rumors about the cause of the bear’s death. There is even a poaching charge against unknown persons. The Research Institute for Wildlife Science at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna has autopsied the carcass, the result is now available. No indication of a gunshot wound “The animal clearly died after the serious collision. Another cause of death or illegal killing can be ruled out,” says State Veterinary Director Josef Schöchl. X-rays show multiple serious injuries and broken bones. In addition, the animal had massive internal bleeding in the chest and abdominal area, it is said. “There is no evidence of gunshot wounds,” emphasizes Schöchl. Doubts about the collision and unanswered questionsAcross from the “Krone”, several train drivers expressed doubts about a collision. The ÖBB was also recently unable to say exactly which train caught the bear or said that the animal was lying on the tracks when emergency braking was initiated.
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