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  • whiterook
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    Last wk I spoke with a friend of mine who lives in Garwin, Iowa. She told me 2 friends of her’s seen a lion around 6wks ago. Just South of town. I wasn’t surprised, because there has been numerous sightings in the Garwin area for some yrs now. Including a lioness with 2 sub adults, seen by a group of people a few yrs ago

    Dr Ruff
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    a lioness confirmation would be something. i wonder if scientists can determine the sex from dna in scat?

    whiterook
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    Quote by: Dr+Ruff

    a lioness confirmation would be something. i wonder if scientists can determine the sex from dna in scat?

    For anyone to believe there are no breeding females in Iowa. Is pure folly. How could there not be. It’s not like Iowa is walled in.

    stick500stick500
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    I just looked up Garwin- that’s in the middle of state!

    I was expecting it to be out in the far west.

    Cool!

    kenhump
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    Quote by: stick500

    I just looked up Garwin- that’s in the middle of state!

    I was expecting it to be out in the far west.

    Cool!

    They seem to travel the water courses. Most of the natural drainage provide brush, timber and game. People say, “we’ll I have never seen one”. Probably ture but most of those folks have never see an otter, bobcat or bear in the wild either.

    whiterook
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    Quote by: stick500

    I just looked up Garwin- that’s in the middle of state!

    I was expecting it to be out in the far west.

    Cool!

    I have been gathering sighting data for over 10yrs. Which have occurred in the following counties. Marshall, Hardin, Grundy & Tama Counties. To date I’ve spoken with over 70 people who have seen a lion or 2-3 lions in a group. Most sightings were in broad day light. Most sightings also occurred in Marshall County. 3 sightings to date of a lioness with 2 sub adults in tow. 1 lioness in Grundy, 1 lioness in Tama & 1 lioness in Hardin County. I’am not swayed by naysayers. Because I do not care what they think. Lions are established in Iowa.

    As Ken remarked, they often travel the water ways. Or adjacent to them.

    whiterook
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    A friend of mine who lives near LeGrand, Ia. Told me today. A friend of hers & her husband. Seen 2 lions walking together through their property around 2 wks ago in Western Tama County. I have yet to interview those people. Hopefully soon.

    coydog
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    One was seen 3.5 week ago, central Iowa. Travelling parallel 1/2 mile from the Iowa River.

    On.IowaOn.Iowa
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    Reportedly taken in Downey on the 6th.

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    gillh2o
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    Is this photo taken in Downey, Iowa in Cedar County? I live up the road in West Branch and have not heard anything locally. I may have to check the livestock.

    On.IowaOn.Iowa
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    Is this photo taken in Downey, Iowa in Cedar County? I live up the road in West Branch and have not heard anything locally. I may have to check the livestock.

    That was my understanding. Again, not my pic, so I can’t be for sure, but a cat following the Cedar timber corridor seems plausible.

    beniah1066
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    Just north of Marshalltown, had family 100% see one crossing their driveway out in the country in the morning last week. I am guessing following the Iowa River?

    coydog
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    Just north of Marshalltown, had family 100% see one crossing their driveway out in the country in the morning last week. I am guessing following the Iowa River?

     

    I’m not surprised. A lion has been seen in Grundy, Hardin, Tama, Mashall, Jasper & Story Counties

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    NomadNomad
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    A friend got this picture in NorEa-Central Iowa on the upwind side of a small hill.

     

    ahartung
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    Well, that water tower is poorly photoshopped in, which makes the whole thing suspect.

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