Saturday, February 25, 2012
Third Time the Charm?
lynx. It was my second sighting of this cat in the four years we have lived in NW Ontario. The first time I slowed the car to a stop in order to watch the spiky eared cat pad across the road on its large paws and then disappear into the forest. It was a shady part of the drive, so I didn't even bother picking up my camera from the passenger seat to take a photo. At today's sighting and before the cat moved off, I pulled over, quickly picked up my camera and shot a few frames, hoping to get at least one photo. But, alas, shooting through a dirty windshield of a vibrating car does not a sharp photo make. As I got out of the car, the lynx moved into the forest. And then I noticed the smaller kittens that had already crossed the road and were in the trees. If only I had been a minute or so earlier on the scene. Sigh. Maybe the third time around I'll get at least one sharp capture of a lynx. But, as my spouse pointed out when I told her my story, at least I saw a lynx, and a lynx family at that. It's a rare treat to see these secretive animals even once, let alone twice.