Report from Chris Smith
A LYNX which escaped from a wildlife park was recaptured yesterday,
police said. The wild cat had been missing from Kirkcudbright
Wildlife Park, in Dumfries and Galloway, since 25 November.
It was spotted around 8:30am and caught in a trap at Cannee Farm, Kirkcudbright. Wildlife park officials believe the lynx stayed in the local area during its period of freedom.
Members of the public had been asked to report any sightings, but the cat was not considered a danger unless cornered. Experts expected it would head for forest areas and stay clear of towns and villages.
A police spokesman said: "The lynx is a little leaner than it was but is otherwise none the worse for its adventure, and is now safely back in its pen at the wildlife park." The animal is about the size of a Labrador.
The Scotsman, 14 th December 2002
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