Lynx death fury

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AN­GRY an­i­mal lovers have hit out at a coun­cil for killing an es­caped lynx as it hid in a de­serted car­a­van park.

Lil­lith was shot by a coun­cil marks­man af­ter three weeks at large in Mid Wales. Owner Tracy Tweedy, who kept her at Borth Wildlife An­i­mal King­dom, said the death was “cruel and un­nec­es­sary”.

Tracy, 47, said: “The coun­cil is say­ing Lil­lith went on to a pop­u­lated part of the com­mu­nity, but that is rub­bish.

“Lynx are not JIMMY McCLOSKEY

dan­ger­ous, they will run away from peo­ple.”

Tracy begged the coun­cil to use a tran­quil­liser but they re­fused, cit­ing the closer prox­im­ity needed to fire a stun gun, and the risk of Lil­lith run­ning off be­fore it took ef­fect. They said the move was for the “safety of the pub­lic”.

The Eurasian lynx, which was twice the size of a do­mes­tic cat, es­caped by jump­ing over an elec­tric fence.

■ GUNNED DOWN: Lil­lith was found in a car­a­van park

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