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Lynx surprises Newfoundland couple at campsite

Miranda Dwyer and her boyfriend had an unexpected visitor to their campsite earlier this week.
Miranda Dwyer and her boyfriend had an unexpected visitor to their campsite earlier this week.

SAINT DAVID'S, NL — A Newfoundland couple came face-to-face with a wild animal that rarely shows itself in public.

Miranda Dwyer, a Clarkes Beach native now living in western Newfoundland, was camping with her boyfriend in the Crabbes River area earlier this week. They arrived Wednesday at around 5 p.m. with two dogs, planning to set up a tent there.

The couple was just getting out of their truck when a lynx suddenly appeared.

"It quietly and slowly walked for a minute crossing a path and then sat here staring back at us for at least 10 minutes before it again slowly made its way back in the trees," Dwyer told The Compass Friday, adding it was the first time either of them saw a lynx.

Canadian lynx are generally considered to be shy, nocturnal animals mostly active at night. Their main food source is snowshoe hare.

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