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Bears spotted in Jefferson County

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Residents who live near Hillsboro said on social media they spotted bears close to their homes.

Jefferson County Animal Control told News 4 there are two or three bear sightings a year, which usually take place in the spring.

Animal control also said bears usually stay in the heavy woods and stay away from people and populated areas.

Conservation officials said they could not confirm the sighting but said spotting bears south of the Missouri River would not be unusual.

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