It’s a sight not often seen in this part of Alberta, but a local man captured video of a lynx roaming through a farmer’s field near Pigeon Lake earlier this week.
The video was taken at around 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, on the north side of Pigeon Lake.
The large cat can be seen walking just behind a barbed wire fence, alongside the field. The animal walks slowly, then pauses for a moment before carrying on.
A lynx is a medium-sized wild cat with a short tail. They’re perhaps most recognizable by the tufts of black hair on the tips of their ears.
Lynx are native to Alberta, but commonly inhabit forested wilderness areas, according to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
As long as they are not disturbed, the cats are generally tolerant of humans.
Pigeon Lake is located about 100 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.