Earth Touch News Network quotes Harrison in report on Canada lynx in Maine
Daniel Harrison, a professor of wildlife at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Earth Touch News Networkreport about two Canada lynx that were caught fighting on video in the middle of a road near Kokadjo. Harrison, who has researched lynx habitat ecology, said he suspects the scene represents a “territorial stare-down.” The noisy standoff without physical contact is typical of felids, Harrison noted. “Cats are so well-equipped that they kind of avoid violence at all costs, because when they do get in a fight, somebody gets hurt,” he said. The noises the two lynx made are “part of the intimidation” to proclaim their relative dominance, Harrison said.