Local man catches lynx in his trapline in Qu’Appelle Valley

The Canada Lynx is a ghost in the forests of the Northern Hemisphere; secretive, nocturnal and rarely seen even by people who live in the wild. When Whitewood-area trapper Cole Raiwet caught a picture of a lynx with a game camera two years ago, he and trapping partner Mike Silvernagle re-focused their efforts on catching it. The photos showed the animal lurking around the traps. Two pictures showed the lynx walking down a nearby hill and a third had the cat standing beside a barrel. On Feb. 14, Raiwet and a friend were snowmobiling near his trapline, which sits in…