A few weeks ago, Mathieu Patry from Quebec, Canada was on his way to work one morning when he came across a tiny animal that looked like a kitten. As he got closer, he was surprised by what he discovered.
Mathieu was on a wooded trail when he stumbled upon the little furry creature on the side of the path. "I thought at first it was a kitten. So I decided to approach it to get a better look, and that's when I saw those big paws and round ears," Mathieu said
Those distinct features indicated that this feline was not a house cat, but a wild animal who was somehow separated from his mom. "I realized that it was a Canadian Lynx," he added.
Mathieu was not sure if the mother Lynx was nearby or the baby had been abandoned, so he decided to leave the Lynx where he was and hoped that the mother would come back for him.
It turned out that the Lynx was very young and wouldn't have made it much longer on his own. Now with help from the rehabbers, the Lynx is back on track and doing very well. Once he is ready, he will be released back into the wild.