- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says the presence of a Canada lynx has been confirmed in two locations in the southern part of the state.

In June, a lone Canada lynx was photographed in Londonderry. It was the first confirmed evidence of lynx in Vermont outside the Northeast Kingdom in decades.

A second photo, taken in Searsburg before the Londonderry photo, but only recently discovered in a wildlife camera showed a lynx crossing beneath Vermont Route 9.

Biologist Chris Bernier says male lynx are known to disperse long distances, so Bernier believes that there is a strong chance this may be the same lynx in both sightings.

Lynx are listed as ‘threatened’ under the federal Endangered Species Act and ‘endangered’ by the state of Vermont.

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