Yes, this is an awful photograph. And, no, the encounter was hardly spectacular. After a week of driving a 10km stretch of road at 10km/hour from before dawn to after dusk, we were at least happy that we could confirm that, indeed, we saw a lynx. Despite the disappointment of not netting a quality image, it was a first for us and any time you see a cat, it registers as a unique moment. That said, we’re hoping 2018 yields a much better sighting, enabling us to document a story that can bring the elusive critter to life for students through our new Nature Labs program.