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Black bear sightings make some Jackson Co. residents nervous

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Sightings of a black bear have some residents of Jackson County's St. Martin community nervous.

Nancy Bawcum snapped pictures of the bear roaming around her home in St. Martin on Tuesday morning.

A neighbor believes that same bear found its way onto his property just south of Interstate 10 that same day.

Wildlife officials say they know of 2 protected Louisiana Black Bears living in Jackson County.

Jim Walker, a spokesman for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, said sightings should be reported to state wildlife at 1-800-BE-SMART.

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