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Eurasian Lynx
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Published: January 6, 2019
The Eurasian Lynx, Lynx lynx, is a stout wild cat species that occurs, as you might have guessed, in Europe and Asia.  It prefers the cool, northern regions.  In winter it gets a thick poofy fur coat, and with its huge, fluffy feet it can walk on powder snow.  This lynx reaches a shoulder height of 75 cm/30" and a bodyweight of 38 kg/84 lbs.  It can kill deer of up to 150 kg/330 lbs, and feeds on large prey more than any other lynx species.

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Oh wow, the detail here is incredible, and the eyes look so alive. :wow:
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Thanks, glad you like!
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Gorgeous lynx! Wonderful detail in that captivating gaze. We don't have lynxes where I live, but I do see bobcats on the occasion. Always makes my day when I can witness such an elusive predator. In the last 2 years, there has been lots of bobcat activity where I deer hunt, and I've been lucky enough to film them, including one that was solid black. They are aware of my presence long before I of theirs, but fortunately they are content with just passing by. I have heard tales of them mistaking turkey hunters on the ground for prey, which is why I was always advised to keep my back against a tree. And I myself have had to chase one off of a hog my father and I shot.
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Hi and thanks!  Interesting about the black bobcat.   I haven't yet seen any melanistic wild feline over here ... closest was our cat Felix, who was all black and pretty wild!
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Aha, I have two black cats who are pretty wild too. Their mother was feral when she had them. Even though I handled them and spent a lot of time with them since birth, they remain skittish when it comes to a lot of things.
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Wow, you really putted a lot of effort in this piece:D it looks highly realistic to me.
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You are very welcome:D
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You're very welcome😊, how are you?.
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Thanks!  I'm fairly all right, and you?
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I'm doing good, thanks!:hug:.
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I love your art! Great work with the colors
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Thank you very much!
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She is so lovely :love:

Ooh, I really love this, it turned out so well capturing her beauty perfectly :clap: Willem, you are crazy talented!
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Thanks, and double thanks for giving me permission to use her!
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It's so cute that you want it... but... death seems like a very bad repercussion. 
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Warning: Not to be kept as a house pet.
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