Young black bear spotted in central Iowa field
Sep. 13, 2017
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say a black bear has been spotted just southeast of Montezuma in central Iowa.
The Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office tells the Press-Citizen that deputies and an Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer confirmed the bear's presence on Tuesday.
DNR Conservation Officer John Steinbach says the bear ran in front of a sheriff's cruiser and into a cornfield as he and the deputies were out looking in the area.
Officials say the bear has shown no signs of aggression and is not considered a threat, although those who spot the animal should keep their distance.
Steinbach believes the bear is young and simply looking for a place to live.
Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/