Man Wakes Up To Find Adorable Lynx Family Playing On His Porch [10+ Photos]

Early one morning, Tim Newton was woken up by a ruckus on his porch in Alaska. At first, he suspected there might be an intruder. Upon peering out the window, however, he as confronted by a curious site.

“It was right near dawn. I heard some noises; it was like something scrambling on the deck,” Newton told The Dodo. “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, 2 feet away, was a lynx kitten. He was sitting there watching his siblings race by.”

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That wasn’t the only lynx kitten, however. Pretty soon, three more scrambled across Newton’s deck. Without a second thought, the wildlife lover grabbed his camera. Said Newton,

“They were running back and forth, pouncing on each other. I started snapping away. I thought, ‘Wow! What incredible luck. This just beats all. This is just wonderful!’”

Photos of the encounter have gone viral, as the lynx are notoriously elusive. Newton himself has only spotted them in the wild a handful of times. “They were so cute. It was cute-tastic,” Newton said. “It was amazing.”

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After a few minutes, the original lynx jumped off Newton’s deck. At this point, he figured the show was over. But it got better. Much, much better…

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All of a sudden, Newton heard the lynx’s mother mewing from the grass. Then suddenly, all seven of the lynx kittens filed back onto his deck — the mother following suit.

“I’ve never seen so many lynx,” said Newton. “To see all these lynx on my deck, I was gobsmacked.”

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