Black bear spotted in Poweshiek County

File photo of a black bear. (MGN Online)

A black bear has recently been seen roaming eastern Iowa.

Deputies from the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office and a state game warden officer have spotted a black bear southeast of Montezuma Tuesday night around 6:30 p.m.

Authorities say that the bear has no signs of aggressive behavior and isn’t a threat to the public, but says to keep your distance and leave it alone.

If you see the bear, you’re asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679 or the state game warden at 641-660-0741.

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