More on the Canada lynx…
This gave Buckle plenty of opportunity to get some great shots of the rarely seen animal.
Buckle, who is no stranger to wildlife photography as an avid bird watcher, estimates he had about 60 to 90 seconds to take three photos.
He says, “That’s an eternity in the birding world.”
He later shared the photos on Facebook, garnering plenty of attention with over 100 likes on the post.
It was an exciting experience for Buckle — in all his time tracking wildlife, this was the first Canada lynx he had ever seen.
According to the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, the Canada lynx are not uncommon in Newfoundland and Labrador, but it is nevertheless rare to see one in the wild.
“Canada Lynx are mostly forest-dwelling, relatively secretive animals that generally avoid people,” said the department in a statement in the Northern Pen. “Their presence is not often observed and any sighting may be considered unique for the individual lucky enough to catch a glimpse. These observations are rarely reported.”
Vernon Buckle spotted this Canada lynx near Pond Cove on the Great Northern Peninsula on Sunday, May 28.
The Canada Lynx is not uncommon in Newfoundland and Labrador, but sightings are nevertheless rare.