Encounter with lynx: Photographer in Alaska wakes up to 'purrfect' surprise

Tim Newton, a photographer in Alaska, heard weird noises coming from his porch early in the morning, upon checking found a family of lynx kitten prancing on the decking.

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A trio of Iberian lynx cubs born in captivity, Brecina (L), Brezo (C), and Brisa, venture out to explore their surroundings in Donana national park, Spain April 21, 2005. The cubs, two females and one male, were born on March 28th in what officials claim is the first successful breeding in captivity of the world's most endangered large cat species. The World Wildlife Foundation estimates the Iberian lynx is likely to become extinct in the wild within 10-20 years if nothing is done. ??? USE ONLY Reuters

A photographer woke to weird noises coming from outside his house early in the morning and the first thought he had at the back of his mind was that of an intruder, walking loose in his house.

In Alaska, intruders are not people but inhabitants of the wild- the wild bears or any other feral animals. No one would want to welcome creatures from the wild as their first guest, early in the morning.

Tim Newton failed to make out as to who or what was making the mysterious sound. He peeped over the screen door to look out onto the decking to discover the source of the scrambling noise and the sight that greeted him made the photographer's day.

A group of cute lynx kittens was playing on Tim's porch with the company their mother. A lynx is any of the four species of the Lynx genus of wild cats. The group consists of the Eurasian, Canadian and Iberian lynx as well as Bobcats.

The kittens as if were already prepared to be clicked by the camera. Tim did not waste any moment but stepped in to capture the precious little wildings, early in the morning.

"It was right near dawn. I heard some noises; it was like something scrambling on the deck.Coming out of my slumber, I thought, 'What the heck is that?' So I put on my bathrobe and slowly eased back the curtain. And right there, 2ft away, was a lynx kitten. He was sitting there watching his siblings race by. They were running back and forth, pouncing on each other. I started snapping away. I thought, 'Wow! What incredible luck. This is just wonderful! "Tim told The Dodo.

Tim further added that he, unfortunately, got to see lynx only a couple of times although having lived so close to the wildlife. The lynx kittens apparently were prancing and running all along for 40 minutes. No wonder Tim could create such a lovely album with the little furry creatures.

"They were so cute. It was cute-tastic," he added.

Speaking of the mother of the little paws, Tim stated that the kittens were chasing each other, rolling and scuffling among one another, but were completely under their mother's control. The photographer was in awe of the hands-on mom.

"She has her hands full. I've concluded that lynx must spend 1% of their waking lives chasing rabbits, and 99% chasing their kids" Tim spoke jokingly.

It must have been a lovely photoshoot for the photographer and his "purrfect" models!