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Mike and Carletta Noble submitted these photos of a visitor they had Thursday morning on the Salt Mine Road in Camp Verde. They speculated the bear was trying to get away from the smoke in Sedona and was heading toward Beasley Flats. Photos courtesy of Mike & Carletta Noble

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Bear sighting in residential area in Camp Verde

"It's pretty unusual for out here," says Noble, who lives in Camp Verde with his wife Carletta. "I've seen javelina, deer, even saw a bobcat about two months ago. But this is the first bear I've seen here in the 10 years we've lived here."

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Bear sighting in residential area in Camp Verde

"It's pretty unusual for out here," says Noble, who lives in Camp Verde with his wife Carletta. "I've seen javelina, deer, even saw a bobcat about two months ago. But this is the first bear I've seen here in the 10 years we've lived here."