Dungeons & Dragons: 1st Edition Monster Manual (part 1)
Zack: I doubt you're going to walk away from a conversation with a lynx feeling like you learned something.
Steve: It says "very" intelligent. That's smarter than the average human.
Zack: I don't buy it. If the lynx was so smart he would be half crazy from doing nothing all day. You wouldn't want to talk to him.
Steve: How do you know he does nothing all day? Maybe he keeps busy.
Zack: Doing what? He doesn't have any opposable thumbs.
Zack: He couldn't have built a civilization. He's a brain smarter than the average human trapped in a huge cat's body. He's not going to be well mentally from just sitting on a cliff all day waiting for some bug-eyed goofs like this bunch to walk up and interrogate him.
Steve: Maybe he lives with someone. Watches their TV all day. Has them open jars for him. Maybe he has a girlfriend.
Zack: The lynx has a girlfriend?
Steve: Could be. He used his superior intelligence to seduce her.
Zack: How did he even get near her? He's a giant wild animal.
Steve: Maybe he pretended to be hurt and when she brought him a bandage he seduced her.
Zack: No, she wouldn't. A giant lynx is dangerous.
Steve: Women like dangerous men. The lynx could have treated her badly.
Zack: Are you still on that mailing list?