My heart is pounding just a little bit faster because I have a whole bunch of honey sitting in hives at my house and an animal that was just spotted in Southeast Minnesota LOVES honey.  Yes, it was a bear.  A pretty large (and fast!) black bear and it was caught on camera about 50 miles south of Rochester and really close to Iowa.

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Black Bear Spotted Running in Southeast Minnesota Near Iowa Border

A few years ago, I was driving on I-90 just past Austin, Minnesota and I looked over in a field briefly because I saw a big, black spot that seemed to be running.  At first, I told myself that I just saw a bear but then I talked myself out of it because that is impossible.  I've never heard of bears in our area.  Coyotes and sometimes a cougar, yes, but I've never heard of a black bear near Rochester.  Based on what was caught on camera the other day near the Iowa border, I'm starting to think that I actually saw a black bear that day.

I was scrolling through Facebook over the weekend and a video that Josie Hageman posted grabbed my attention real fast.  If you take a second and watch it, you'll see a black bear running through a field that is about 50 miles away from Rochester, near the Iowa border.

The bear didn't sit well for a photo but here's a screenshot of the video to show just in case the video is glitchy for you.

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Where was the bear that was spotted in Southeast Minnesota?

We have bee hives at our house that have not been harvested yet so I immediately started Googling "How far is Canton from Rochester?".

I have no idea how far bears travel but here's a map that shows where the latest bear spotting was in relation to Rochester.

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Have you ever spotted a bear in Southeast Minnesota?

I'm really curious if there have been any bear sightings near me.  If you've spotted one, let me know over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.  Just send me a DM.

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