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Lynx covering its kill, Macedonia

Lynx covering its kill, Macedonia

Author: John Linnell/Wednesday, May 19, 2010/Categories: Gallery

This unique camera trap image shows a Balkan lynx in Macedonia covering its roe deer kill. Not only is it one of the first images of a Balkan lynx in the wild, it is also a GPS-collared lynx which is providing some of the first really solid ecological data on this critically endangered sub-species. Covering a kill is a normal strategy for lynx as they often return to a kill again and again until it is all eaten. Covering it with snow and vegetation helps to hide it from scavengers and slows its decay.

Text: John Linnell / Photo: Macedonian Ecological Society

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