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Bobcat Population Rising in Clayton County

The bobcat population is on the rise in Clayton County. 

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve heard of around eight sightings all over different areas of the county this year. 

They recently took a report of an accident in which a vehicle hit a bobcat just south of Garnavillo – and they had a similar accident reported last year too.

The Sheriff’s Office says a bobcat doesn’t usually attack humans, but that doesn’t mean to be careless around them. They can be aggressive, especially when cornered. 

Several counties in Iowa allow bobcat trapping, including Delaware County, but Clayton County is not one of them. The Sheriff’s Office says if any Clayton County residents happen to trap one, they should contact their office or the DNR.

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