Motorist has rare lynx encounter on Molas Pass

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Motorist has rare lynx encounter on Molas Pass

Elusive animals do well in San Juan Mountains
Dontje Hildebrand, who resides in Durango and Ouray, took this photo of two lynx around 7 a.m. Thursday while driving over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550. Hildebrand said the mother and juvenile were within 5 feet of his car then disappeared into the snowy mountains.
Dontje Hildebrand took this photo around 7 a.m. Thursday while driving over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550. Hildebrand got a glimpse of two lynx. “The juvenile was just running all around, but the mother just kept walking and wouldn’t break her stride or even look at me,” he said.

Motorist has rare lynx encounter on Molas Pass

Dontje Hildebrand, who resides in Durango and Ouray, took this photo of two lynx around 7 a.m. Thursday while driving over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550. Hildebrand said the mother and juvenile were within 5 feet of his car then disappeared into the snowy mountains.
Dontje Hildebrand took this photo around 7 a.m. Thursday while driving over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550. Hildebrand got a glimpse of two lynx. “The juvenile was just running all around, but the mother just kept walking and wouldn’t break her stride or even look at me,” he said.
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