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|".....When domesticated, the Lynx is said, curiously enough, to be liable to die from excessive fatness, although the absolute corretcness of this statement may be open to doubt.
"As the fiercest of the beasts of prey now left on the European continient the Lynx divides the honours of the chase with the wolves and the bears. But as he is infinitely more acrtive than the former animal, so he far exceeds the later in agility. The bear is a sluggard as compared with the Lynx, and the wolf, as a nearer ally of the dog than of the "cats," cannot rank with the Lynx in respect either of dexterity or of cunning in the capture of prey. The voice of the Lynx is particularly weird and disagreeable. It has often been compared to a prlonged and low-toned howl, which seems to be particularly terrifying to the prey. A marked peculiarity of the Lynx is its power of lying motionless and concealed amidst foliage for lengthened periods. Naturalists, indeed, have sometimes credited the Lynx with the vice of extreme laziness; but this declaration might more correctly be replaced by that which accords to the animal an extreme degree of caution, and unwilingness to risk its chance of obtaining prey until the quarry is quite within the range of its powers."