Rob Michaud of East Millinocket captured a video of three Canada lynx while driving with his dad and his dog, Henry. Credit: Courtesy of Rob Michaud

Many Mainers go through life waiting to see one of our not-so-common critters cross their paths.

Rob Michaud of East Millinocket had that happen to him Thursday afternoon while driving through Stacyville, as three Canada lynx showed up on the side of the road.

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And Michaud has the video to prove it.

“[I] was just taking a ride up the Grindstone Road with my dad and dog Henry,” Michaud said. “[It was a] sunny afternoon, just checking out all the snow. [I] see a lot of snow on this road but nothing ever like this. Pretty lucky to be able to see something this rare, glad I had my camera to share the experience!”

Michaud said it appeared that two of the lynx appeared to drive the other, larger cat away.

And Henry the dog was none too impressed. While Michaud and his dad watched, Henry can be heard voicing his displeasure at the presence of three big cats.

John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. He spent 28 years working for the BDN, including 19 years as the paper's outdoors columnist or outdoors editor. While...