Me too. But you have the advantage over us - they have been extinct in the British Isles for many centuries, at the very least. There is talk of re-introducing them in some parts of the country - partly as a means of naturally controlling the growing deer population (it may come as a surprise to learn that the lynx, a relatively small carnivore, regularly takes on large deer - even reindeer - as prey).Vorpal wrote:I would like to see a lynx. But they are shy creatures. They can be hard to spot in the zoo, let alone in the forest.
The only time I've ever seen them, it was because I went round to the lynx enclosure when it was feeding time at the zoo.
They are 'big' cats, but rather small for that designation; dog-sized rather than lion sized. Although they are perfectly capable of harming or killing humans, I have never heard of them doing so.
But I suppose farmers will object to this, complaining about them attacking livestock. As is often the case with wild predators, they probably only take livestock if there is not enough natural prey to sustain them.
I don't suppose it will happen in my lifetime...