Iowa Officials Look For Mountain Lion Near Clinton

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By Jaime Sharer

CLINTON, Iowa - State conservation officers and local authorities have been unable to find a mountain lion reportedly sighted near Ashford University in Clinton.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a Clinton resident reported seeing the cat Saturday afternoon near a commencement ceremony at the campus.

The department's Shawn Meier says officers couldn't find the mountain lion or any paw prints, so they were unable to confirm the sighting.

A trail camera captured an image of a mountain lion in Clinton County late last month. The image was confirmed by wildlife biologists, who believe the mountain lion wandering the area is a young male.

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