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Offline Maria

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« on: January 17, 2011, 13:37 PM »
Hello

Am I right in saying there are no Lynx in the Sierra Nevada. Some one reckons they saw one in a remote area of the Sierra Nevada, but I said they cant have because they are not here  :booklook: and all the info I have read talks about them being in the Donana area and Sierra Morena areas.

Just need some clarification.

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Maria

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 14:01 PM »
Yes, no lynx in the Sierra Nevada since the 1980s??. I don't know how far males could disperse from Sierra Morena though...

These stories come up very now and again

http://www.ellinceiberico.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8


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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 19:44 PM »
Well, who knows? I've heard tales of possible sightings but I've never seen one. It's always someone who knows someone... I hang on to the hope that maybe one day I may be lucky enough...

Realistically there probably aren't enough rabbits to keep a viable population going.

Damn shame.

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 08:24 AM »
Recently, I met a guy who insisted that he had seen a lynx in the campo of Iznate (w of Velez-Málaga).

A bit hard to believe!  :speechless:

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 08:22 AM »
Perhaps some of the strange observations are of Norwegian Forest Cats. They have got them around here. Have a look at these pretty pussycats:

http://www.google.com/images?q=norsk+skovkat&hl=da&client=firefox-a&hs=JhW&rls=org.mozilla:da:official&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbs=isch:1&ei=nTI5TfO0EZCp8AOb2f3RCA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CA4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=820

If you don´t know the size and have never seen a lynx, you could be fooled.  :biggrin:

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 19:42 PM »
I think there are a couple of very poorly disguised dogs that have snuck their photos into the gallery.

Dogs hate to left out of anything. (Especially if the cats are getting all the attention.)

Rosie

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 22:42 PM »
I don't know what other people see when they click that link. All I found was a bunch of pussies.

No... Not a porn site but "cute" cats.     Enough to make your flesh creep.

For me to see the link between that link and the Lynx would take a large leap of faith. 


I live in England and more people report sightings of big cats here than you'd care to shake a stick at. Who knows?

I believe there are still a few wonderful surprises yet to be revealed in Spain.

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 13:55 PM »
I met someone else today who was with an old Spanish man in the Sierra Nevada a year or so ago, he pointed out Lynx tracks to him  :o I wonder if there is a small population surviving in the Sierra Nevada  :noidea: Wish someone would get some photos. This sighting was in an area we regularly go to so im going to check for prints and photograph everything  :booklook:

Maria

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 03:59 AM »
Okay now im new here and live above sonora ca and bit below twain harte ca and i walk every day and have seen a lynx cross the road. also i have chickens and i saw the same cat outside my bedroom window jump down from the coup. I have seen bobcats/ cougars. This cat is different in color grey/ white. talked to an old rancher / logger and he described them to me and i know this is the same type cat.

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2011, 03:23 AM »
Okay now im new here and live above sonora ca and bit below twain harte ca and i walk every day and have seen a lynx cross the road. also i have chickens and i saw the same cat outside my bedroom window jump down from the coup. I have seen bobcats/ cougars. This cat is different in color grey/ white. talked to an old rancher / logger and he described them to me and i know this is the same type cat.

Wrong Sierra Nevada mate.

I wouldn't pay much attention to claims of lynx sightings far off its recognized range even though I personally believe that it's bigger than that in reality. But in my experience, people tend to absurdly confuse the lynx with the wildcat, not just with each other but to believe that they are one and the same.  ???