The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a black bear siting in far NE Iowa.

The bear was spotted in Clayton County, just outside of the Yellow River State Forest. It's the second report of a black bear this year. The bears usually migrate from Minnesota & Wisconsin and usually don't stick around in Iowa.

DNR spokesman Alan Foster told Radio Iowa what to do if you see a bear. "Don’t go near it. Don’t try to get close for a close-up picture. Just give it its space and maintain distance.”

It's breeding season for black bears and it's not uncommon for around five of them to be spotted in Iowa during a given year. Keep your eyes open, you might see one next.

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