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Bear sighting real or hoax?
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A Facebook post on Tuesday claims that a black bear was spotted on the 600 block of East South Street in Richland Center at 9:00 a.m. that morning. However, on Wednesday morning, the Richland Center Police Department stated that no reports were called in and an office staff member commented that, normally, calls are received on the rare occasion a bear is seen in the city. Additionally, it almost appears that the purported bear in the photo resembles flat black cut-out figures that are sometimes displayed in people’s yards. If anyone spots an actual bear in Richland Center, please let the Observer know.