When a woman from Canada stumbled upon a wild lynx outside her shop, she decided to video the encounter and when she posted it online, received both awe and also a bit of ridicule from the people who watched it.
Beth-Ann Colebourne, who has been dubbed “the crazy cat lady whisperer”, claims that she didn’t feel threatened by the animal and made sure she gave it room to get away. Even so, her calls of “Kitty, kitty, kitty” and “What’s up buddy, what are you doing?” left quite a long trail of online comments questioning her sanity.
Despite all of her invitations of “Hey, Lynx!” and “Come here,” the wild animal appears completely uninterested in making friends with her and walks quickly away, looking back several times.
She went on to say that she understands why people might think her actions are crazy, and the negative posts and the new nickname don’t bother her in the least.