VIDEO: See the Eerie Moment Lynx Climbs Onto Logging Equipment and Watches Man Filming
July 05, 2021
A logger in Alberta experienced a beautiful, eerie moment on video and uploaded it to Youtube for our benefit.
He was sitting on his equipment when a curious lynx, apparently fearless of the humans, leaped up onto his rig. Then the cat stared at the man for some time.
What results is a lovely encounter, and one which the logger will not soon forget.
In his own words, the man says he "I was stopped on the road with my skidder and looked back and to my great surprise, there was a Lynx standing by the tire on my machine. I quickly climbed on the roof and started videoing. He then jumped up on the tire, looked at me, and then jumped again on the arch of my skidder. Only a few feet from me now, he sat and curiously watched me. After a few minutes, he jumped back down on my tire and then with one great big leap, jumped off the tire back on the ground and slowly walked back into the forest never to be seen again."
The moment feels calming and full of import - the lynx seems totally at ease, just animated by simple curiosity. When that curiosity is sated, it lopes off, but not without showing off with a terrific leap.