If you like watching a great predator in action, you’ll love watching this lynx chase down a snowshoe hare in HD.
One of the greatest benefits of being a hunter and otherwise avid outdoorsman is getting to watch nature unfold in front of your eyes. Watching a flock of geese lined out against a glowing horizon, or watching a bull elk graze contentedly with his harem, nature offers some beautiful spectacles. In our diverse and wonderful world some of the most extraordinary animals to watch are cats.
You don’t have to be a cat person to appreciate the pure predator design of felines. From their speed and agility, to their patient nature and killer instincts cats are simply deadly.
Watch this lynx chase down a snowshoe hare in slow motion HD and witness one of nature’s greatest hunters.
Watch this lynx chase down this snowshoe hare, and you watch one of the oldest rivalries in all of nature.
These two creatures are closely linked and their species are closely related. Lynx prefer hare over their other food sources including mice, voles, and various birds. When things are good a lynx will kill three hare every two days. Hare offer lynx a nutritious food source when they are plentiful.
The problem occurs when hares are too abundant. When snowshoe populations are high they decimate their food source, thus being the catalyst of their own demise. When food runs low after a boom in population it leads to starvation and a major drop in population.
Due to their dependency on the hare, the lynx population also rises and falls. Their rising populations come a year or two after the snowshoe population changes. When the hare populations decline, many lynx will starve to death, or die from the cold.
As humans we are also effected by cycles of boom and bust. If we open our eyes, we can learn so much from nature if we slow down and study it. If nothing else, watching this lynx chase down a snowshoe hare is a fun way to watch a predator in action.