If you have ever thought to yourself "yeah, I'd love to see a bear someday", that appears to be a possibility as a driver shared video of one crossing in front of him on a northeast Iowa roadway.

This video was shared on Facebook a couple days ago by Justin Jansen. Yes, this really is a fairly large black bear.

As Justin mentioned in his Facebook share, this bear was spotted crossing Mud Lake Road which is north of Dubuque near the Mississippi River.

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You might remember that we shared a story recently about Iowa Fish and Wildlife predicting that we'd likely see more black bears in our state. It appears their estimate was correct. It was last summer when a black bear crossing Iowa made the news.

Will Iowa suddenly become Yellowstone National Park and have bears everywhere? Doubtful. But, this bear sighting already this year is a sign that wildlife encounters like this are on the uptick.

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