Rare lynx released back into the wild

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SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- It's back to the wild for the lynx that was caught in Harbor Beach, that's in Michigan's thumb area.

It was being held at the Howell Nature Center since March.

The wild cat was released in Schoolcraft county this past Friday.

Lynx are rarely seen in Michigan, the most recent sighting before this was on Sugar Island in the Upper Peninsula back in 2010 according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.