A couple of summers ago in the Rockford area, you couldn't do anything without talking about the black bear.

Then all of a sudden, just like summer, the mysterious black bear was gone. Forever.

That was until just a few days ago, according to My Rock River Radio "Tuesday around 5:45 pm, police in Galena received a report of a bear roaming a parking lot off U.S. 20."

The report goes on to mention that when cops arrived there was no bear to be found.

Is this the same black bear from the summer of 2014? Who knows. Keep your eyes peeled because the Rockford black bear might be slowly making his way back to town.