This is a really good video about someone attracting a Canada lynx to the back of a cabin.
This is my favorite species of wild cat.
I think they are so beautiful with their gray pelts and tufted ears.
They have a sort of profound elegance one does not see in the bobcat.
It’s a frosty, steely presence that is hard to describe.
It’s the cat of the Great White North.
Gray as the boreal forest in January, it is the slayer of snowshoe hares.
Its wagon is attached to the hare’s wagon, and should the hare population crash, the lynx population soon follows.
But it will scavenge and even eat the flesh of its own kind.
It is only through this way that it’s been able to survive in the subarctic forests, where no other cats live or even dare to tread.
It is not beyond its nature for humans to be able to attract them with bits of meat.
I bet some old trappers and mountain men once dreamed of being able to tame them.
But we never have.
They come for the hand-outs, and then they melt back into the forest– wild phantoms whose world we can never fully understand.