Earlier today, the MTA shut down service on a section of the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for about two hours because two kittens were spotted roaming around the tracks of the Church Avenue station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

According to the transit agency, this is standard operating procedure. “If train personnel see anything on the tracks, they notify Rail Control Center,” said Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Deirdre Parker. “In this case, a decision was made to retrieve the cats.” However, that actual retrieving part proved more difficult and Parker says the cats got away.

UPDATE: The felines have been found and taken into custody.

(Photo: @NYCTSubwayScoop)