Iowa Homeowner Captures Bobcat on Security Camera
*Bobcat in above photo is not the one spotted.
Almost a month after a bobcat sighting just north of Indianola, there's been another sighting on a home security camera.
On Christmas Day a bobcat was sighted just north of Indianola when Dan Ries, captured a photo of the creature on lurking near a friend's chicken coop. Now another feline has been spotted close to that area.
According to KCCI, a bobcat was seen "prowling through a West Des Moines backyard". The backyard was that of David Simpson, who lives near Raccoon River Park. Simpson captured the video early Wednesday morning and the sighting was confirmed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be a bobcat. See video of the creature HERE.
Bobcats are a normal thing in Iowa and it's not uncommon for them to be all over the state. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources bobcats can travel up to 10 miles in a week. That's even with babies in tow. These cats aren't the only ones lurking around the state, as the lynx and mountain lion are also in the area. Although bobcats are the only ones that still have established populations in Iowa.
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