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iN PHOTOS: Kamloops resident snaps amazing photos of lynx

A lynx takes a stroll on Schubert Drive in Kamloops
Image Credit: Allison Burton
March 12, 2021 - 7:30 AM

Sightings of lynx in parts of Kamloops aren't a very rare occurrence lately, but some striking visuals were captured recently by a local woman.

"I thought at first it was a dog from a distance," Allison Burton said. She captured these images on Schubert Drive.

"I am a groomer. I work from home and I just finished grooming a dog in my kitchen and I looked down the street... I was looking for its owner and realized it was a lynx. I pretty much screamed in excitement, grabbed my camera and waited for it to walk down the street." 

A lynx takes a stroll on Schubert Drive in Kamloops
A lynx takes a stroll on Schubert Drive in Kamloops
Image Credit: Allison Burton

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Burton says the big cat caught a fair share of attention, not only from residents who stopped to watch it go by, but police who escorted it from their vehicle while it calmly strolled along the sidewalk.

"It didn't seem to be bothered by anyone or anything... it was just in it's own little world, walking in the sunshine down Schubert Drive."

A lynx takes a stroll on Schubert Drive in Kamloops
A lynx takes a stroll on Schubert Drive in Kamloops
Image Credit: Allison Burton

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Burton says it's the last time she's seen a lynx, and that it appears the one in her photos ended up moving along to the beachfront opposite Riverside Park.

After numerous lynx sighting in Kamloops recently, conservation officers have told iNFOnews.ca they intend to leave the animals alone as long as they're not injured and not in conflict with people or animals.  

 


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