Stunning footage of lynx staring into Banff window
Parks Canada conservation officer captured rare images of reclusive creatures
Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:55 AM MT
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2013 12:55 PM MT
A photographer and Parks Canada employee caught some incredible images of a lynx and her kitten earlier this month.
Conservation officer Alex Taylor was called to Deer Lodge, near Lake Louise, Alta. because of a wildlife concern.(Alex Taylor/Parks Canada)
When he got there it looked like a lynx was staring into a basement window at the hotel.(Alex Taylor/Parks Canada)
Taylor says he believes the female lynx may have thought her reflection was another animal, possibly a threat to her kitten.(Alex Taylor/Parks Canada)
Deer Lodge employees helped to shut down the area until the female and kitten had left the area.
(Alex Taylor/Parks Canada)
Some guests at the lodge took in the rare sight.
Though lynx are notoriously reclusive, in February Taylor captured more images of the animals, this time near a highway in Banff National Park.(Alex Taylor/Parks Canada)
Parks Canada say they believe, based on the photographs, that the pair at Deer Lodge are the same ones Taylor saw earlier this year.
The government agency wrote on social media that they think the lynx sightings may be because the cats are taking advantage of a snowshoe hare population in the park.
Do you have any photographs or videos of Banff wildlife? Leave the link in the comments to share.
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