Yesterday, I was preparing some packages for mailing in the office and getting labels made. The office window looks right out from the PC corner. At one magic moment, I saw something BIG shadow by in the corner of my eye. I looked out to see what I thought was a LYNX just outside RUN to and LEAP into a nearby tree after a squirrel (there were had been two right there a few seconds prior to this fighting on the groung)â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..he missed them, slowly retreated and mosied off across Edâ€™s field right in the sunâ€¦â€¦â€¦and finally off into the Park.
I didnâ€™t KNOW there are NO Canadian LYNX hereâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.all we have in that park are BOBCATS .. (Lynx Rufus)â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..but their appearances are SO very different, itâ€™s hard to think I saw a bobcatâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.at first. All four paws looked enormous, the tufts on his ears looked very tall. He was stocky and I am SURE weighed MORE than 90 pound Mac:
Yep, it’s a web shot. You KNOW I didn’t budge when I saw THIS thing outside the window. I didn’t want to budge inside that window afraid he’d see me and run. No camera was close.
I called Audubon â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦and GUESS WHAT ??? The Wildlife Care Center confirmed that a while back (she wouldnâ€™t say when) a CANADIAN LYNX was seen in the Forest Park area near OUR addressâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.it WAS someoneâ€™s PET and had gotten loose. But that had been a year ago or longer.
Audubon is going to check with people they would KNOW to call, and see if any other sightings have happenedâ€¦.. I hope they call me back. OH WELL.