These 6 Out-Of-Place Creatures Have Been Spotted In Iowa And You’ll Want To Steer Clear

We tend to be very familiar with our Iowa wildlife. Iowans love to spot eagles in the winter, hunt deer in the fall, and fish all summer long. However, even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast may be surprised to know that over the last few years, Iowa has had a handful of unique visitors. These critters don’t typically call Iowa home, but they’ve been getting more and more comfortable in Iowa, and you might want to keep an eye out when you’re out hiking.

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What sorts of Iowa wildlife have you spotted recently? Do you know anyone who’s caught a lion on their trail cams?

For some more interesting wildlife spotting in Iowa, head to the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, where you can see elk and bison enjoying their prairie homes.