“I crept over to the window and opened the curtains a crack, and could see it looked like a cat,” he told Channel 2. But to his surprise it was no regular house cat.
“I started to think nothing more of it,” he said. “But then I noticed it had really big feet and little tiny hairs on its ears. So I knew then it was probably a lynx kitten – not a full grown cat.”
Newton says he captured approximately 10 or 20 photos, before the lynx kittens disappeared off the north end of the deck to the other side of the house. Ultimately, this led him to discover the rest of the litter and mother lynx.
“Then I saw the grass… rustling,” he says. “It’s like in Jurassic Park! We got the velociraptors going through the bushes – well that’s what I saw. And lo and behold, one by one, all these baby lynx came to mama and shuffled out onto the deck, right in front of me, where I was standing behind the screen.”
In total, the family was made up of eight lynx – seven kittens and one mother.
“They’re kind of confused that there might be anything near, because I’m behind the screen,” explains Newton. “But they can hear my camera. That’s that one picture where you see them on the deck. They’re looking at the noise.”
After about 40 total minutes of visitation, Newton says all the kits worked their way over to the mother lynx, and she then walked off into the bushes with her family.