Lynx in the wild: Trail camera captures image near Greenville

Wild critters abound here in Maine. Keep your eyes peeled, and you never know what you’ll see.

Take advantage of technological advances, and you might even get photos of some cool animals, even if you’re sitting comfortably at home and your trail camera is out in the deep, cold woods.

Earlier this week Jeff Davis of Orrington checked in with just such a story.

Here’s what Davis had to say:

Jeff Davis of Orrington captured this image of a Canada lynx on a trail camera that he has set up about seven miles from Moosehead Lake. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Davis)

Jeff Davis of Orrington captured this image of a Canada lynx on a trail camera that he has set up about seven miles from Moosehead Lake. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Davis)

“Just thought I would send this picture to you that I got off one of my game cameras,” Davis wrote. “This picture was taken Dec. 5, 2013, at 8:52 a.m., approximately seven miles south of Moosehead Lake. I thought it was kind of cool to catch this on my camera since there have been articles and pictures of lynx in the paper recently.”

Davis said his trail camera has been in the woods, capturing images continuously for three years.

“This is by far my best capture yet, and I have had a lot of real good pictures come from this camera,” he wrote. “I let my cameras sit usually over a month before I check them, but this time it was seven weeks in between checking them because of weather, family, etc.”

 

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John Holyoke

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John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.