T.J. Gooliaff

T.J. Gooliaff

Researcher seeks photos of bobcats and lynx

A researcher studying bobcats and lynx would like photographs of the large cats.

A researcher studying bobcats and lynx would like photographs of the large cats.

T.J. Gooliaff, a student at UBC Okanagan, is asking for pictures of bobcats and lynx, captured by trail cameras or conventional cameras, from around the province.

“The photos do not have to be great photography,” he said.

“They just have to show a bobcat or a lynx, or even just a part of one.”

Gooliaff asks those sending the photos to include the date and location of each one. Locations listing the latitude and longitude coordinates are preferred.

If that information is not available, the information should include the name of the nearest road or landmark, as well as the distance and direction from that unit.

Photos should be emailed to tj.gooliaff@ubc.com.

Lynx have long legs and large snowshoe-like paws, making them well adapted for traveling across deep snow.

They are found in the boreal forests across Canada and Alaska, as well as the mountain ranges extending to Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

Bobcats are heavier, have small feet, and sink into the snow.

They are found throughout the deserts and grasslands of the contiguous United States, as well as southern Canada.