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Hero Uses Pocket Knife to Free Trapped Lynx in Canadian Wilderness

Hero Uses Pocket Knife to Free Trapped Lynx in Canadian Wilderness
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Editorís note:†This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on November 14, 2011. Enjoy!

Written by†Kevin Aubie†of New Brunswick, Canada

About five years ago I was working at a lodge deep in the New Brunswick forest.† My boss/friend was away that day and I was alone.† Several people came into the lodge asking if I knew how to contact the forest rangers who were not at their office right next door. †I told them there was nobody around but me and asked them what the problem was.† They told me that just a little ways up the trail on a turnoff was a lynx was caught in a trap and injured.

Lynx are quite rare in New Brunswick and I had never seen one but was extremely concerned, and† considering that I’m very anti-trapping, I was also angry.

I asked for more details including how big it was and how dangerous.† The four very large men told me it was too dangerous to go near since lynx have huge paws and claws.† I didn’t care; I was only 160 lbs but I made the decision right then and there that I was going to help.

How would I save him without being torn apart?

I immediately began to think about how I could rescue this animal without being torn apart.† Since I was at a skidoo lodge there were several full leather skidoo suits around. †I dressed up in a full leather suit, ski doo boots, leather gloves and a ski doo helmet and told the men “lead me to it.”

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2:07AM PDT on Sep 25, 2014

great story

5:52AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

What a brave soul, not only to risk your safety to rescue this beautiful animal but to risk your freedom to destroy traps. Sometimes in this life we must be brave above and beyond what is good for ourselves, to protect the most innocent among us. God will bless you for your have answered the Call to Mercy, which we must all do every day. It is right and just. You are truly a hero!

2:33AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

So glad there are people like you out there, thank you

12:25AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

Thank you for sharing!

2:24PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Real hero!

9:50AM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

Goddess bless this courageous soul who frees the Lynx.

1:12PM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

Bless you, what a courageous and kind thing to do. You are a true animal lover and hero.

9:12AM PDT on Jul 4, 2014


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