CHARLES CITY (AP) - Authorities in Floyd County say there have been several confirmed sightings of a black bear believed to be the same one spotted in Worth and Mitchell counties over Memorial Day weekend.

The Floyd County Sheriff's Department says it was contacted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources regarding two sightings north of Charles City.

The first sighting was Monday night north of Floyd.

The second sighting was on Tuesday.

It is believed to be the same black bear seen in other North Iowa and southern Minnesota counties recently.

The DNR advises that citizens should leave the bear alone and to avoid contact.

So far the bear has avoided human contact and has only damaged a few bird feeders.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG