These Wild Cats Make the Weirdest Sound
Video shows how lynx belt out their calls during a standoff.
A graceful lynx bounding through the snow is beautiful. But when these big cats open their mouths, grace and beauty aren’t the first words to come to mind.
Instead of a ferocious roar or a dainty mew, the calls made by these majestic creatures sound more like a squeaky door hinge.
In 2010, a video showed two lynx sitting face-to-face at night and mewing at each other for nearly five minutes before one walked off.
The lynx in the video are in the middle of a territorial dispute, explains biologist Mark McCollough , who oversees endangered species for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Maine office. The road may mark a boundary between their two territories.
Lynxes, and particularly males like the two in