Lynx spotted in Kamloops neighbourhood

The lynx on Robson Drive.
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KAMLOOPS - A lynx paid a visit to the Sahali neighbourhood in Kamloops this morning but has since headed out of town.

Conservation officer Kevin Van Damme says the lynx was first spotted around 8:40 a.m., April 15, near Robson Drive.

“When we first arrived we talked to some people and they gave us an indication as to where the lynx had gone,” he says.

The officers found the cat near a marsh in some heavy brush, Van Damme says.

The animal looked like a healthy male, he says, and it headed back up the hill towards less populated areas when approached by conservation officers. He says the cat wasn’t tranquillized.

Van Damme says lynx don’t pose a major threat to people and rarely attack pets.

He says the lynx might have come down into Sahali last night while hunting for natural prey, like ducks.

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