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Man Woken In Middle Of Night By Intruders - These Uninvited Guests Were Absolutely Adorable

A man in Alaska was sleeping in his home one night when he started hearing some strange noises coming from the porch. He could hear scratching at his front door, so he jumped to his feet and went to investigate.

He worried that it might be some kind of dangerous home invader, or perhaps a deadly animal, like a bear, trying to break in. Instead, the relieved man found the cutest thing on his porch: a bunch of lynx kittens playing.

Tim Newton found the lynx family on his front porch in the middle of the night. There were seven kittens and their mother having a ball.

"It was right near dawn. I heard some noises; it was like something scrambling on the deck," the homeowner told The Dodo. "Coming out of my slumber, I thought 'What the heck is that?' So I put on my bathrobe and slowly eased back the curtain. And right there, two feet away, was a lynx kitten. He was sitting there watching his siblings race by."

Newton, who happens to be a photographer, knew a great opportunity when he saw it. He grabbed his camera and began snapping photos as he tried not to disturb the playful kitties.

A lynx is a species of medium-sized wild cats with a heavy coat of fur and large paws. Being felines, it doesn't matter how big or how small they actually are - kittens are kittens, and when they're rolling around and having fun, it's always going to be a blast to watch them.

The photographer shot photos through windows and through the door, being as stealthy as he could possibly be. He got some amazing shots, with the lynx family acting as though they were strutting their stuff because they knew they were being photographed.

Newton posted some of the pictures he took to Facebook, and they were a big hit. The post went viral.

“That's amazing! Thank you for sharing this and for respecting the beautiful cats by admiring them from afar and not putting yourself or them in a dangerous situation. Mama must've known she had found a safe place for her and her babies to rest and play,” said one commenter on Facebook.

“How amazing, so jealous. What a mama and look at the size of their paws!!” said another.

Pictures of the lynx family were so popular they started going viral, so the photographer began offering prints for sale at his website, FineArtAmerica.

"They were running back and forth, pouncing on each other," Newton said. "I started snapping away. I thought 'Wow! What incredible luck. This is just wonderful!' They were so cute. It was cute-tastic."

As the little ones played, the dutiful mother watched over them and tried to keep them under control. Newton couldn't help but admire her for being such an attentive parent. Meanwhile, the kids had a blast using his deck furniture as their playground for the night.

Talk about a lucky shot (or series of shots) for a photographer. It's not every day that the wildlife comes to your own doorstep like that to be photographed.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: YouTube, Tim Newton via Daily Mail, Max Pixel

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