There have been four recent reports of an animal - variously described as a lynx , puma or panther - in Dumfriesshire.
The Canada lynx, the only lynx in North America, is a rare forest-dwelling cat of northern latitudes.
It was at one time the main commercial port for lynx and sable furs, beeswax, timber, grain, hunting falcons, and walrus ivory.
A millionaire businessman has bought a 23,000-acre estate in the Highlands in a bid to reintroduce the wolf, the brown bear and the lynx to the wild.
Other predators are red foxes, coyotes, wolves, bear, mountain lions, lynx , bobcats, eagles, and great horned owls.
Fox, lynx , mink as well as shearing being dyed in strong colours dominate this season, whether it be trimmings on collar and cuffs or luxurious linings.
The clothes were made of rayon polyester and trimmed with lynx fur.
The entire preserve sits inside the Kootenai National Forest and is populated by wildlife, including bears and trout as well as wolverines, lynxes , and mountain goats.
Hunting-tourism has become big business in Romania's Carpathian Mountains, the last place in Europe apart from Russia, where many large carnivores, bears, wolves and lynxes , can be found.
We're cautious but hopeful that if we can get all the lynxes we need, we'll be able to add to the population in the wild.