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Brown bear sighting in Independence County

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A brown bear was sighted Thursday morning in Independence County in Southside, according to Sheriff Shawn Stephens. 

The bear was seen in the Clearview addition, on top of Ramsey Mountain. 

The area is in the Southside city limits, Stephens said. 

According to the World Wildlife Fund, brown bears are often found in forest habitats or mountainous areas and there are about 200,000 left in the world. They are also some of the largest living carnivores.  

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