- Associated Press - Thursday, July 13, 2017

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) - State officials are testing fur found at the site of a black bear sighting in southeastern Iowa.

The Oskaloosa Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2t8LqxD ) that the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office 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.


Information from: The Oskaloosa Herald, https://www.oskaloosaherald.com

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