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Reported bobcat/lynx hybrids
The first evidence of a blynx, based on genetic analysis, was reported from Minnesota.
In August 2003, biologists in Maine captured a blynx and deemed it a sterile fluke of nature. They released it with a tracking collar to observe its behavior; the collar was placed too tightly, however, and the blynx died of starvation.
Soon after, another reported blynx was seen in Michigan, this one a female with a litter of kittens. This disproved the theory that the blynx was a sterile hybrid like the mule. Another female blynx gave birth in summer 2003 in Maine after being trapped that winter.
A blynx is a medium-sized cat with ears that curl back and are black-tipped like its Canada lynx parent. Its face more closely resembles that of its bobcat parent and it may or may not have spots. Like both parents, it has a very short tail or lacks one altogether.