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Lynx Mama & 7 Kittens Revisit Man in Alaska

Lynx Mama Brings Her 7 Kittens

Alaska, a land of pristine beauty and untamed wilderness, is home to many incredible wildlife encounters. One such meeting was experienced by Tim Newton, who woke up one day to a sound he had never heard before. What he saw next was nothing short of magical.

A Miraculous Morning

Tim was greeted by the sight of a Lynx family scampering outside his home. These bright representatives of the cat family are often recognized by their characteristic ears and are relatively small in size. A lynx can have a body length ranging from 70–130 cm and weigh between 18–32 kg. One of the unique features of the lynx is its legs. The hind legs are longer than the front ones; while the back paws have four toes, the front only boasts five. As winter approaches, thick fur grows on their paws, aiding them in moving effortlessly through the snow.

On that fateful day, these magnificent creatures were playfully frolicking across Tim’s deck and lawn, leaving him in awe of their beauty and grace.

A Rare Sight

Lynx mom and kitten
Lynx mom and kitten. Image via Depositphotos

Spotting a lynx in the wild is a rare occurrence. So, imagine Tim’s surprise when he saw not one but an entire family of eight lynxes right outside his home! However, their visit was brief, and Tim didn’t expect to see them again. But nature had other plans.

An Unexpected Revisit

Lynx Kitten
Lynx kitten. Image via Depositphotos

Two months after the initial encounter, Tim’s wife, Cathy Newton, woke to a familiar sound on a snowy day. To her astonishment, the lynx family had returned! On November 11, the mama lynx and her seven kittens were back, playfully darting across the deck, reminiscent of their last visit. Cathy, still in disbelief, quickly began recording this rare occasion.

It was a sight to behold as the kittens engaged in playful antics with their mother. Five of them were on the deck, playing with their mama, while the other two were in the yard, engaging in some friendly roughhousing. The snow-covered deck witnessed their incredible playtime, with big paw prints scattered all over, marking their joyful presence.

Nature’s Playful Side

Lynx running through foliage. Image via Depositphotos

One of the most heartwarming things to see was how the mama lynx played as enthusiastically as her kittens. The lynx family’s revisit was a delightful experience for the Newtons and an affirmation of the beauty and wonders of the natural world.


YouTube video
“Lynx Family,” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: RuggedAlaska

Fun Facts About Lynxes:

  • Adapted for the Cold: The thick fur on a lynx’s paws acts as snowshoes, helping them move quickly in snowy terrains.
  • A Keen Sense of Hearing:  Those tufted ears are not just for show. They give the lynx an acute sense of hearing, helping them detect even the slightest movement of their prey.
  • A Solitary Hunter: Despite their playful nature, lynxes are solitary hunters, relying on stealth and agility to catch their prey.

In Conclusion

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Sunday 20th of August 2023

Very cute, they seem happy and healthy which makes me happy.


Friday 11th of August 2023

No, dude, it's not a wonderful thing. It's a sign that they're so threatened they have to enter dangerous human territories to find food and/or water. Global warming and human encroachment into wild areas is forcing wild animals to come out of their natural habitats. This isn't a happy story, it's a horrible one with a non-tragic ending (many humans would have reported them to capture them or shot them to protect their pets and kids like with Coyotes and Mountain Lions. It'll be a wonder if all 7 cubs survive to adulthood if they aren't able to find food.

Wednesday 16th of August 2023

@Jewel, WOW

Jaxon's Uncle.

Monday 14th of August 2023

@Jewel, We totally agree. Lighter up! Biden did.

2 Dogs

Monday 14th of August 2023

@Jewel, and what is your problem? Saige was only making a point - a valuable point with a hint of education thrown in (for people like you actually)


Friday 11th of August 2023

@Saige, what a F***ing negative person. Can't you just enjoy the video and say WOW???


Thursday 10th of August 2023

I know is a nice story, but the worst thing you can do for nature is to live near it…. Think?


Sunday 20th of August 2023

@NCognito, Based.


Tuesday 15th of August 2023

@NCognito, you mean all the white people who displaced the natives?

Butch Goedocke

Monday 14th of August 2023

@Tom, would you mind using good old American math . I'm not from Europe . Butch !

Jaxon's Uncle.

Monday 14th of August 2023

@NCognito, I did! I bought a a whole box of Fig Newtons to support Fig and his wife, Cathy Newton. Moo. Also to support migraines invading Alaska. The house of the free and the brave. Biden told me to shut up! I did. The End.


Sunday 13th of August 2023

@Tom, I am sorry but your statement makes absolutely no sense!! “Worst thing you can do for nature is to live near it” instead live in a shit polluted city that ruins Nature!

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