ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Anchorage resident Tim Newton awoke to the sound of something running across his deck in the area of Flattop, last Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. So naturally, he went to check it out.
Family of lynx on deck of Anchorage resident (photo Courtesy of Tim Newton Photography)
“I crept over to the window and opened the curtains a crack, and could see it looked like a cat,” he told Channel 2. But to his surprise it was no regular house cat.
“I started to think nothing more of it,” he said. “But then I noticed it had really big feet and little tiny hairs on its ears. So I knew then it was probably a lynx kitten – not a full grown cat.”
The very next thing Newton did was grab his camera.
“Normally when you see a lynx, you have just enough time to get your camera out, and then they’re gone,” says Newton. “So I was thrilled I could get a couple pictures of them playing on the deck. And I thought that might be the end of it.”
But that was not the end of it….
“Then I saw the grass… rustling,” he says. “It’s like in Jurassic Park! We got the velociraptors going through the bushes – well that’s what I saw. And lo and behold, one by one, all these baby lynx came to mama and shuffled out onto the deck, right in front of me, where I was standing behind the screen.”
In total, the family was made up of eight lynx – seven kittens and one mother….