May 16, 2015 11:18 AM

Researchers seeking evidence of Canada lynx in NH and Vermont

The Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Researchers are still surveying for Canada lynx in northern Vermont and New Hampshire after evidence of a family of the federally threatened animals was discovered in 2012 and 2013. It was the first documentation of a reproducing lynx in Vermont's history.

Biologists found tracks as well as scat and hair from a family of the elusive animals traveling together in the Nulhegan Basin in the winter of 2012. The following winter, tracks of a family of four were again spotted but no DNA evidence was found.

Researchers have not seen evidence of reproducing lynx in Vermont or New Hampshire since then. But a single animal was photographed in the Nulhegan Basin last year and tracks of lynx have been found in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.


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