Wednesday, May 4, 2011

International Year of Forests

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The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) can be found across most of the forested regions of Canada and Alaska; this one is hiding amongst the brush in Denali National Park. They hunt snowshoe hare almost exclusively. Wikipedia says: "They hunt both by ambush and by actively seeking out prey, varying their tactics depending on the terrain and relative abundance of prey species. If food is scarce and the lynx comes upon a large number of prey, it may go on a spree, killing as many prey as possible, then storing the kills."

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