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Black bear reportedly spotted in southeast Iowa bean field

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OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) -

State officials are testing fur found at the site of a black bear sighting in southeastern Iowa.

Mahaska County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of a black bear strolling through a soybean field on Wednesday.

Officials were not able to find a bear, but officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources collected fur samples believed to belong to a black bear for testing. Officials say there have been multiple bear sightings reported in the area in recent weeks.
 

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