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Black bear spotted by Jones County family

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Jones County family a woke to a black bear in their back yard on Thursday.

The residents wish to remain anonymous to protect the bear until it is captured. They said they were alerted when the bear knocked over a bird feeder as he was eating the bird food.

The family says the bear ran away when they went outside, but returned about 20 minutes to finish eating the bird seed, and then he disappeared. 

A WDAM photographer was able to track down the bear and capture footage of it as it wandered in the wilderness.

Authorities with Mississippi Game and Wildlife are at the location.

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