Most of us will never see a lynx. Though found in Alaska, most of Canada and some states along the northern border and in the Rockies, these majestic cats are rare and elusive. If you catch a glimpse of one in the snowy forest, look for their long legs, large paws, long dark tufts on the ears and a short, black-tipped tail. Excellent hunters – hare are their primary prey – they’ll probably see you before you see them. Photo by Sara Germain, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.