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Shooting with Sparky: Canada Lynx Jinx Broken

Sparky Stensaas had a rare Canada Lynx encounter in the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota on March 21.

“As I came over a rise, there it was,” Stensaas wrote on his blog, the Photonaturalist. “It saw me and bounded off the road and into the 3-foot deep snow. I stayed put thinking that it might come my way via the pine woods. And after a few tense minutes of me second-guessing my intuition, it did!”

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