Black Bear Spotted in Boone County

Bear captured on cell phone video running through field

Friday, Jun 27, 2014  |  Updated 5:56 AM CDT
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Bear Climbs Tree in Ogle County

The elusive Illinois bear continues to make appearances throughout the state. On Wednesday, it was spotted in Mount Morris.
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The elusive Illinois black bear is still on the move, but this time he's been spotted in a different area.

A bulldozer operator working on the Jane Addams Tollway expansion spotted the bear running in a field in Boone County and captured video on his cell phone.

The area is between the towns of Marengo and Belvidere, north of I-90 and just west of Garden Prairie Road.

Last week, the bear was spotted in Ogle County where it attracted a crowd after climbing a tree on the outskirts of the village of Mount Morris.

The bear was first spotted June 7 in Rockford before making its way toward DeKalb County a few days later.

Homeowners in the counties where the bear has been sighted are urged to remove their bird feeders, keep pet food inside, and secure trash cans and barbecue grills.

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