I just saw an observation on my dashboard for an American Black Bear that was marked as casual, which caught my eye as the pic was only of scat and that’s not generally a species I see flagged as casual.
I’ve seen this happen for other species within boundaries that make sense, such as zoos/safaris, however in this case, the observation is within a very large protected wildlife reserve/wilderness area (1,628 km2), with other observations in each direction more than 20km away, and 50+km from the closest city.
I voted no for the DQA to bring it back to needs ID, but wondering what the cause of the automatic flag is caused by in this case? Seems like it could be easy for similarly misflagged observations to fall through the cracks. I did look at the conditions for the automatic flag within the Help page, but they don’t seem to match this situation.
Here is the observation in question: https://inaturalist.ca/observations/189432519