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North Shore Sighting of the Canada Lynx

Here is a rare video of the Canada lynx in MN calling at each other near Sawbill lake north of Tofte.

The Canada lynx is a rare wildcat in Minnesota. The main prey of the lynx, the snowshoe hare, has had a diminishing population in Canada, thus resulting in more lynx migrating south into MN. The lynx has large “snowshoe” like feet that enables it to walk on top of deep, soft, snows. Lynx live in dense forests across northern Canada, in northern Minnesota and Maine, and in mountainous areas of northwestern United States.

Bill Hansen of Sawbill Canoe Outfitters near Tofte shot the video.

Minnesota Lynx Sightings

7 Comments

bluenewt

about 1 year ago

Wow. That is really cool.

Ramos

about 1 year ago

Those lynx are possessed.

Dugglass

about 1 year ago

They're beautiful.

emmadogs

about 1 year ago

Wow, so totally cool. I wonder what they are communicating to each other. Are they mates? Rivals over territory? Just excited about their 15 minutes of fame? Really neat.

Nick L

about 1 year ago

Yet another reason why it's awesome living here.

FranceneStarr

about 1 year ago

I am guessing rivals over territory -- I recognize the sound from back when more tomcats were roaming and fighting, back in Illinois, pre-spay/neuter days. Scary emotion!!! Love how the one starts going away in slo-mo, like, "lah-dee-dah--never mind."

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