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January 25, 2013
Rare Lynx Photo From Colorado Goes Viral Online - 5

A photograph showing two lynx in southwest Colorado taken by a retired National Park Service employee last weekend has sparked tremendous interest online.  The photo, taken by former park ranger Steve Chaney, has received over 3,000 shares and nearly 6,000 likes since being posted on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Facebook page last week.

The has also received great attention on Reddit where it has garnered over 1,000 comments, according to the Huffington Post.

Lynx were thought to have disappeared in Colorado circa 1973.  Over two hundred lynx were re-introduced into the state’s remote areas between 1999 and 2005. At least 141 lynx kittens were born to this group between 2003 and 2010.

Chaney’s picture shows that the cats are obviously doing well.

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from DaBears wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Lynx and Bobcats are very cool animals. I thought the only Lynx left were in Canada, eh.

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from schmakenzie wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wow, out of their element. Nice picture.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Cute little buggers wouldn't you say. I saw one standing by a pond just south of Motley, MN last year. Beautiful animal.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

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Great...it's sure nice to see that they're alive and well in CO. Interesting to see a pair of them like that.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I'm highly skeptical about that photo. As rare as lynx are in CO, what are the odds that TWO of them would be wandering along a highway letting people photograph them? Not good, I would think.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

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Great...it's sure nice to see that they're alive and well in CO. Interesting to see a pair of them like that.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I'm highly skeptical about that photo. As rare as lynx are in CO, what are the odds that TWO of them would be wandering along a highway letting people photograph them? Not good, I would think.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Cute little buggers wouldn't you say. I saw one standing by a pond just south of Motley, MN last year. Beautiful animal.

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from DaBears wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Lynx and Bobcats are very cool animals. I thought the only Lynx left were in Canada, eh.

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from schmakenzie wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wow, out of their element. Nice picture.

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