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Man snaps pictures of black bear prints

La Porte County resident Adam Bowman said he found animals prints in his backyard Saturday evening and immediately called the Department of Natural Resources.

Tuesday, wildlife biologists confirmed the paw prints are that of a black bear.

It's believed the young male has been roaming throughout parts of Michiana for days. Experts said they believe it first entered northern Indiana last week after being tracked in Muskegon County, Michigan.

The DNR now believes the bear is near Michigan City.

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