Hello and hi. Pictured above is a lynx. Am guessing you already know, that a lynx is any of the FOUR species within the Lynx genus of medium-sized wild cats, which includes the bobcat.
Also, the name ‘lynx’ originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk (light, brightness) in reference to the luminescense of its reflective eyes. So yeah, a lynx is a big wild cat. In addition, the lynx is a solitary cat (aren’t they all?) but sometimes they will travel and hunt together. I mean…we all do it. Right? Right. I am usually am. Mostly. Ha.
So recently, a lynx escaped from a zoo here in England. It caused plenty of fear and upset. In fact, small children (whom I refer to as: littles) were being kept indoors. Yup. All doors and windows were firmly shut. And chairs were wedged underneath doors. Not a word of a lie…. I am not even making this up. Nope.
In fact, police with helicopters/choppers/ police heli’s- along with night vision equipment were recently looking for said lynx, which had apparently absconded from a Devon zoo. Ok…erm…who is in charge of making sure ALL cages are locked? Asking for a friend…
Am guessing that the police in Devon don’t have much work there in terms of criminals and therefore, find it necessary to use their precious resources, hunting animals which have absconded. I do understand. Or not. I don’t understand this at all. This would *never* happen back home. Never in a million years. Nope. I think you get the point…at least I hope you do. Please tell me you do.
Some background info (you may or may not find helpful)
Flavia, a 2 year old male lynx arrived at Dartmoor Zoo, near Plymouth last Wednesday. Am guessing he was taken there against his will. No lynx willingly chooses a zoo over FREEDOM. Ever…
So anyway, the following morning, said zoo keepers went to check on Flavia-to see how he had settled in. And guess what? NO Flavia. Flavia had absconded. Oh my days. She what??? Who let the Lynx out? HA. Anyway, turns out that lynx chewed through a board in its enclosure and broke out. Flavia went in search of his freedom and acted accordingly. Yes indeed. Run, Flavia, run. You got this. Live Free or Die.…as they say in Montana. Gotcha…they say that in: NEW HAMPSHIRE. Please remember that. Thanks. Ha.
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Devon and Cornwall Police had subsequently warned residents in a nearby village that a rather large cat was on the prowl. A rather large cat? Oh my days. I guess they did not want to alarm any one. With that measured amount of a gentle warning, the local schools did not open that day for fear of the school children/littles being eaten by a wild lynx…or a rather large cat.
FYI… lynx feed on a wild variety of animals to include:
- goats and
In the history of the world, lynx have never been known to eat school children/littles. I am telling the truth here-I really am. Please believe me.
In addition to the police on the prowl for a rather large cat, members of the British Big Society in Plymouth tried to look for Flavia with a thermal imaging camera. Still NO Flavia.
In addition, The Zoo staff also set 25 humane traps in and around the zoo but you know what-Flavia was way too smart to get caught. Zoo operations manager, George Hyde said Flavia was delivered into his enclosure at 7pm… by 730pm he was settled and was tucking into the mini bar- that was in his cage. I kid.
The keepers saw that Flavia was ok and retired for the evening. When they checked on Flavia the next morning at 10am he was G-O-N-E. That clever Lynx had found a weakness on the interior of the cage-which had not been discovered by the previous Lynx who had lived in that very same enclosure for 8 years. 8 years. Please read that last bit thrice. Thanks/Cheers.
A few days went by and…still NO Flavia. You see that Lynx had voted ‘leave’ in BREXIT/the referendum. And that is exactly what he did. Flavia is free and he ain’t never coming back. Ahem…you hear me, EU? I am talking to EU. (Haaa)
And WHY this post on a lynx? Well, I simply can not (nor will I) today nor tomorrow… blog about:BREXIT…as well as…
- Tereasa May
- Andrea Leadsom
- Michael Gove
- Andy Murray
Blogging about Flavia seemed like a good topic today. It sure did. Hope you enjoyed it.
#BewareFlavia #FlaviaIsFreeNow #RunFlaviaRun