A black bear that weighs between 100 and 200 pounds was spotted in the area of Dubuque over the Memorial Day weekend.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources authorities confirmed a black bear sighting reported in southeastern Dubuque late Monday morning, May 25, 2015 according to several media reports in that area. Several neighbors on Julien Dubuque Drive reported seeing the bear.
The size of the bear was estimated by DNR officials, based on tracks left in the yard of a home where the bear was spotted.
Another bear sighting was reported later that day in the same area, and a separate sighting was reported near Mt. Carmel, Iowa.