Probably the toughest task of having a lynx as an educational ambassador is the cost. Remind you that this is a hobby and not a business. If it was a business, Max would be earning his keep and I would need more exotic animals for programs as people want to see the odd and unusual. Never mind that exotics are expensive sometimes costing thousands of dollars. I invest what little is earned from programs back to my animals and specimens because children can touch specimens often more times than a live animal. Also, they need good food and care. There is no profit and I do what it takes for my animals which brings me to today’s post…the Lynx Seal.
Last month, I was contacted by my meat supplier that there would not be another delivery until late Spring. I didn’t need meat at the time and wouldn’t had needed it until February. I get 50 pounds and it usually yields 35 pounds of edible meat. The rest is crap that I throw out to the wild. Okay, I could probably find room for 2 boxes by processing one and letting the other sit in the garage. It’s been cold enough. When I say “processing,” I mean thawing the meat a bit, cutting into chunks and weighing out baggies of 1.5 pound meals and then packing the freezer. When I actually talked to my meat supplier, I was asked to take 3 boxes. What the heck am I to do with 150 pounds of meat when my freezer could barely fit one box? I was forced to buy a 7 cu ft chest freezer. The one I wanted was on backordered and finally delivered last weekend. The meat barely fits as they are in huge 50 pound cubes.
Max noticed his playroom had been cleaned (except the hay on the floor) and a new freezer. He gave it a good sniffing and trust me, I’m sure he can smell the meat as sometimes, it stinks. I guess it is now Lynx-tested with a Lynx Seal of approval! That is how I take care of my Max.