Amazing Immense Eurasian Lynx trailcam footage

I knew there were Eurasian Lynx up in the heavily forested hills surrounding the village but I didn’t expect to find such an immense one wandering around a few hundred metres behind my house. I filmed it in the little wooded gully where I captured badger, pine marten, red squirrel, boar and red deer on the trailcam. It really made me think how often I’ve been kneeling down in the dark and damp with thick tree canopy above me not realising what might be looking down on me. They eat deer…

There’s never been an attack by Lynx on humans though, although they will go for domestic animals such as dogs and sheep (fox is part of their diet).

Eurasian Lynx are much bigger than their North American counterparts and are the third largest predator in Europe (ironically, we get the other two – wolf and bear – wandering around out the back also). They grow up to 130cms in length (only 10cms shorter than a cheetah) and can weigh up to 30 kilos.

The sheer biodiversity of where I live never fails to amaze me.

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4 thoughts on “Amazing Immense Eurasian Lynx trailcam footage

    • i hadn’t realized either. Today I returned to the site to set the trailcam again and it was an eery feeling. Crouching there and setting the camera gave me a whole different perspective of just how large it is compared to the surrounding gully. Luckily I had an angry red squirrel shouting at me and dropping nuts from overhead the whole time so I knew the lynx wasn’t in the area. I’ll see if I get more footage or if it was just passing through.

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