Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Wakes Up To A Family Of Lynx On His Front Porch.

When you live in the country, you're able to witness things that people living in the city wouldn't normally be able to experience. You can fall asleep to the calming sounds of the crickets talking to one another. You can witness a deer drinking from a brook. If you're lucky enough, you may even be able to watch a mama bear taking care of her cubs; although, you'd want to do that from quite a distance away. When you live in the country, you're able to share in the glorious beauty of the miracles of nature. Recently, an extremely lucky photographer was able to experience a very rare occurrence that most people would be envious of.

Tim Newton lives in the vast wilderness of Alaska.

The property he lives on borders a nature reserve, so he's pretty used to seeing different types of wildlife cross through his yard. One morning, something out of the ordinary happened.

Tim was fast asleep when he was woken up by a loud noise.

"It was right near dawn. I heard some noises; it was like something scrambling on the deck," said Tim. He immediately went to investigate the noise.

What Tim saw took him completely by surprise.

When he looked out his curtain, he couldn't believe what he was looking at. "Right there, 2 feet away, was a lynx kitten. He was sitting there watching his siblings race by," explained Tim.

Knowing this was a rare opportunity, Tim rushed to get his camera.

There were three or four lynx kittens running amok on his front porch! "They were running back and forth, pouncing on each other.I started snapping away. I thought, ‘Wow! What incredible luck. This just beats all,'" said Tim.

Tim was absolutely thrilled about what he was able to witness.

Lynx are normally very hesitant about being around people. Tim had only ever seen them in the wild, and only a handful of times.

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