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Lynx in the Wild

27 Jun

These photos were taken by one of our guests while fishing.  The group was in total awe at the sight of such a magnificent animal that’s so comfortable in their realm.  A shy animal it was strange that the lynx wasn’t worried about a boat drifting up close to it either.
Lynx 1

The lynx is a medium-sized cat characterized by its long ear tufts and short (bobbed) tail with a black tip. It has unusually large paws that act as snow shoes in very deep snow and its thick fur and long legs make it appear larger than it really is.

Lynx 2

Generally solitary animals, lynx usually hunt and travel alone and are slightly more active at night than by day. Lynx have complex needs for their habitat. They require different forest types, including young forests with thick vegetation for hunting snowshoe hares and older forests with good cover for their dens.

Lynx 3

 

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Lynx, Wildlife, Wildlife viewing

 

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2 responses to “Lynx in the Wild

  1. Joanne

    July 20, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Thank you so much for following my blog – it’s much appreciated!

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  2. The Weekend Woodsman

    July 29, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Fantastic! What a rare sight. 🙂

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