DES MOINES (AP) — Authorities said a Polk County resident has photographed a large cat that animal experts say is a bobcat.
Des Moines police said in a press release that the resident took the photo Wednesday night. State agencies have confirmed that it's a mature bobcat.
The State Department of Natural Resources said bobcats do not pose a threat to humans.
There also have been multiple sightings of a possible mountain lion in Polk County.
On Monday, several residents reported seeing a big cat near an apartment complex in northeast Des Moines.
Wednesday, there was a reported sighting near an Altoona elementary school.
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