A Calgary couple got a rare close-up look at two lynx on the weekend — and shared their video of it with CBC News.

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Leanne Yohemas and Scott Johnson were on Smith Dorrien Trail in Kananaskis Country, about five kilometres from the Mount Shark turnoff, when they came upon two lynx in the middle of a staring contest.

The usually elusive animals then came right toward the couple’s vehicle before veering off into the woods.