Black bear spotted west of Aberdeen Original

ABERDEEN, S.D. (KELO) — Black bears are a rare sight in South Dakota.

So it was a surprise when on Tuesday morning at 7:57 a.m., Sheryl Erickson of Aberdeen spotted a black bear in a field.

Her fiance, Allen Luce then took the opportunity to take a video.

The sighting occurred seven miles west of Aberdeen.

It was just about a year ago when people in Roberts County got video of a bear in the area.

Nearly two years ago, the Game Fish and Parks confirmed a bear sighting, but that was in the Black Hills.

Bear spotted in the Black Hills in 2018

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Continuing The Conversation
See Full Weather Forecast

Trending Stories

Don't Miss!

More Don't Miss