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DNR Confirms black bear sighting near Cranberry Lake

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 17:28:44-05

WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Michigan DNR confirmed pictures sent to FOX 17 by a viewer show a black bear just outside of Wright Township

A woman walked outside around 3 p.m. Thursday and was startled to find the furry visitor in the driveway - 10 yards away. She ran back into the house, grabbed her camera, and took the shots shown above.

The field is 1 mile south of Cranberry Lake, where the woman says she's been hearing of bear sightings for months but never expected to get a personal visit from the creature.

What clearly looks like a black bear running in a field near Kenowa Avenue and Roosevelt Street was confirmed by a representative at the Michigan DNR Friday afternoon.