Possible Return Of Mountain Lions in Des Moines

Trending today on the NextDoor - Des Moines app is "Mountain Lion Sighting." Michelle in the Grays Lake area of Des Moines reported on the app that she saw a mountain lion running East on Creston Avenue on the West side of SW 9th. She says she reported it. In other words, this is not a confirmed sighting. Someone else on the app reported that they had heard animals are moving in closer because people are not going out as much and causing a disturbance to them.

If you remember last year, a mountain lion was spotted on a RING camera north of 235 in the Roosevelt High School neighborhood of Des Moines. Please be careful.