When Ryan Squevens was out with his girlfriend Sammy Weber Saturday morning just before noon they came across something interesting they wanted to share.
"We saw a beautiful lynx within North Bay's boundaries," he wrote to BayToday. "We watched it cross the road on Evergreen Rd. a little past Carmichael Drive and run into the bush where it sat for quite a while staring at us."
According to Hinterland Who's Who the lynx resembles a very large domestic cat. "It has a short tail, long legs, large feet, and prominent ear tufts. Its winter coat is light grey and slightly mottled with long guard hairs; the underfur is brownish.
"It favours old-growth boreal forests with a dense undercover of thickets and windfalls.
"As long as they are not disturbed, lynxes are remarkably tolerant of human settlement."