A rare lynx sighting this month in Colorado has captivated Redditors, and wildlife experts say that the big cats spotted last weekend indeed are a highly unusual sight in the state.
The rare lynx sighting went viral on Reddit in a thread posted this week, and users from the area have added comments suggesting the uncommonly spotted beasts have been seen out an about after efforts to reintroduce them to the region.
User whitewaterfanatic reports:
“I live in the foothills of Colorado and I saw one of these guys in my yard last month. Went out to get something from my car and one was just sitting in the shade besides the back wheel. By the time I noticed, I was about 15 feet from it and couldn’t help but walk away rather quickly after realizing it wasn’t a house cat!”
The Redditor continues:
“It was a lot smaller than these look, so it was probably pretty young, born in the wild after being reintroduced? In any case, I had no idea they were reintroducing them back into the wild. This is great. Lynx are just awesome.”