Uh-oh, that don’t sound like a yodel…
Blog Guy, I saw a reference in a Vancouver Olympics story to Men’s Downhill Skiing as being the most dangerous sport at the Games. Could that be true? I mean, I know accidents happen, but there are other very dangerous events.
You would normally be right, except for the recent discovery of a pack of wild lynx living in the mountains near the Men’s Downhill finish line. That kind of automatically raises the danger level a few notches.
Naturally, officials are kind of hoping the skiers won’t find out.
Wow! I had no idea! What do lynx eat?
According to Wikipedia, these big, dangerous cats generally feed on deer, foxes, downhill skiers, sheep and goats. If you want to learn more, click on the hyper-lynx.
Have any skiers reported sighting lynx since the athletes began using that course?
Well, I’m sure the Games officials will ask them, as soon as one of them crosses the finish line. Some 240 skiers started down the slope last Tuesday, so any minute now….
Last Tuesday! And they haven’t been heard from at all?
Do blood-curdling screams count?
Top: A lynx crosses the finish area during the first training run for the men’s Downhill race of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 10, 2010.
Right: A lynx climbs a hill after crossing the finish area, February 10, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Leonhard Foeger