More on the Canada lynx…

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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.”

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF VER­NON BUCKLE

Ver­non Buckle spot­ted this Canada lynx near Pond Cove on the Great North­ern Penin­sula on Sun­day, May 28.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF VER­NON BUCKLE

The Canada Lynx is not un­com­mon in New­found­land and Labrador, but sight­ings are nev­er­the­less rare.

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