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Officials looking for escaped lynx in Salmonier Nature Park area

['The Nature Conservancy of Canada has entered the Aviva Community Fund to conserve habitat and provide homes for large cats like the Canada lynx that is endangered in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Mike Dembeck – For the Citizen-Record']
Officials are on the hunt for a Canada lynx that escaped its enclosure at the Salmonier Nature Park. - SaltWire Network File Photo

Nearby residents asked to exercise caution, report sightings

HOLYROOD, N.L. —

Wildlife officials are asking the public in the Salmonier Nature Park area to be on the lookout for an escaped Canada lynx.

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture says the was able to escape when a fallen tree damaged its enclosure. Staff and conservation officers believe the cat is still within the park's boundaries and are working to capture it.

In the meantime, while the lynx is not considered a threat to the public and is more likely to avoid human interaction, officials are advising nearby residents to exercise caution, to ensure children and pets are not left unattended outside, and to secure any food or garbage around their properties.

Sightings can be reported to Salmonier Nature Park at 709-229-7888, or the Paddy’s Pond Forestry and Wildlife Office at 709-729-4180, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or 709-685-7273 after hours.

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