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iN VIDEO: Amazing clip of mother lynx leading cubs across Manitoba highway

A family of lynx was seen crossing a highway in Manitoba, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2020.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Manitoba Hydro
February 14, 2020 - 3:50 PM

Why did the lynx family cross the Manitoba highway?

Manitoba Hydro employee Shaun Kirchmann shot a video of a family of lynx crossing Highway 6 near Grand Rapids. It was shared on the company's Facebook page yesterday, Feb. 13.

The video shows a mother lynx and five cubs crossing the highway during a chilly day in Manitoba.

The video has been shared almost 9,000 times on Facebook so far.

Last year, WildSafeBC trail cameras managed to capture two lynx in action.

These animals are known to be shy and rarely come into contact with humans, WildSafeBC said.

The lynx is easy to mix up with a bobcat, WildSafeBC said. To tell the difference, look at the end of the tail. A lynx’s tail is solid black, whereas a bobcat’s is white.

Lynx have been known to prey on livestock so WildSafeBC recommends giving proper shelter to domestic animals at night.

Occasionally, the wild cats have been spotted in neighbourhoods around the Thompson-Okanagan.

Conservation officer Kevin Van Damme said, in a previous interview with iNFOnews, lynx don't pose a threat to people and only rarely attack pets.


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