National Geographic : 1943 Feb
© National Geographic Society Painting byWalter A.Weber Nature Equips the Lynx with Snowshoe Pads, the Fleeter Red Fox with None-When Soft Snow Falls, Watch Out, Reynard! Look closely and you will see what is meant by "lynx-eyed." Webster defines the word as "having acute sight."When resting, Lynx canadensis' hard yellow eyes are squinting and intent. Tufted ears, side whiskers, and short, black-tipped tail characterize him. A 3-foot, 25-pound child ofthenorthern wilderness, hehas relatives in Eurasia. Trappers have almost exterminated his kind in eastern United States.