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Young black bears, such as the one seen in Pine, travel long distances in search of an area not already occupied by another bear. Game and Fish officials say it is not unusual to see bears at this time of year as they are looking for food and water.

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Young bear in Pine draws second looks

A small yearling bear roaming subdivisions near Pine Creek Canyon has some residents locking their doors in fright and others snapping photos and marveling at being able to enjoy up close looks at the animal.


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