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Another bear sighting in SE Iowa: Can Goldilocks be far behind?

Another sighting bear  in SE Iowa, this time near Montezuma./KTVO

Another black bear has been sighted in the Heartland.

According to the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office, the bear was located just south of Montezuma.

The animal was identified by officers from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The animal was not acting aggressively, and the sheriff asks that if residents see the bear to leave it alone and call law enforcement.

This is the second bear sighting in the past few months.

In June, a bear was spotted near Oskaloosa.

In June, Wapello County naturalist Annette Wittrock told KTVO there are populations of black bears in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Missouri, so it's not uncommon for the species to pass through Iowa.

"The young males are covering territory, looking for females, for food, for territory of their own, so they come through on occasion," Wittrock said.

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