Residents of Marne and Coopersville are used to seeing a variety of wildlife in their backyards, or running across the road. Lately, they’ve seen something a bit less common.

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A black bear walks down a road in this photo from 2018. Similarly, residents between Coopersville and Sparta may have seen the black bear that walked along a road last week.

Last week, members of the Coopersville and Marne “Informed” pages on Facebook posted pictures about a black bear in the area.

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