Monday, February 20, 2006
Newfoundland Lynx in Winter
An inhabitant of the forested areas of Canada from Newfoundland to the Yukon, this member of the cat family is distinguished by a short body, long legs, large padded feet, and pointed ears tipped with long, black hair. They are nocturnal, solitary hunters. They appear shortly before dark and remain active until shortly after sunrise. Their main prey in Newfoundland is the Snowshoe Hare and so their numbers increase or decline with cyclic regularity in concert with the abundance or scarcity of the Snoeshoe population.