The Eurasian Lynx

I would describe it as unconsciousness.. the human feeling pushing me to approach this hairy giant.

Probably, I struggle to understand that one of its caress could leave me a permanent mark, that one of its hugs could knock me down on the ground.. but, try to think to its gaze: face to face with the Eurasian Lynx – a priceless  emotion.

The proud predatory posture, those long hair on the muzzle creating a sort of sideburns, the hairy tufts on the top of the ears – radar picking up the slightest movement.

The Eurasian Lynx is a fascinating predator – the most impressive species between the existing lynx – located in the European and Siberian forests.

The body, balanced in height and weight, and the thick fur make these predators almost imperceptible on the field.

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Mother Nature has thought the lynxes up to the smallest detail, giving them a body allowing agility but also lightness, longer rear legs for greater jumps, fur paws cover by fur to moderate the noise when moving and the most important things for a predator: exceptional sight and hearing. 

However, being just one step away from these felines, it makes you forget their nature; you just want to coddle them, contemplating them as “cats a bit grown”. 

The lynx hunts animals of various sizes, sometimes it tries with large prey like deer, wild boars – but if the initial approach fails – allowing the animal to escape – the lynx tends to not chase the prey, due to its lack of stamina to prolonged efforts.

Lonely and shy, a combination that imposes, perhaps, a “natural” detachment from these creatures, despite being considered intelligent and tamed – so – a possible coexisting human partner.

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