These two lynx were spotted on the highway between Slim Creek and Purden on Jan 20th. Lynx normally travel solo except when there are small groups as babies stay with momma for about the first year, or during mating season, Jan-March. It was hard to tell which of the two situations were at play here as one of the cats looked smaller than the other initially, but usually with babies, there are more than one.
They scooted off the road quickly and made their way up the snowy bank.
Often mistaken for bobcats, these cats, upon close examination of the photo, have the long tufts of hair at the tips of their ears. A differentiating feature. /ANDREA ARNOLD