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Offline Bailey

Camera Trapping
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:45:28 pm »
Thought it would be interesting to start this thread and share some of the photos my camera has taken lately and update over time.
I encourage any landowners to get into it, can be quite rewarding to see some of the animals you know are around but don't get to see often. The main goal for me was to get a photo of a cape leopard.

We had the camera up for a few weeks, got a few pictures of some porcupine



Then, only 5 days later, we got the shot  ;D



Scott, our resident male in the area. He got collared 2 weeks earlier at Koeelbay.

http://capeleopard.org.za/news-and-media/news/story/487/to-catch-a-ghost

If anyone else has cameras up, please share your pictures  :thumleft:



 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 06:54:49 pm »
Wow that is a great photo....from the site....
Cape mountain leopards are extremely elusive and
shy, not to mention occurring in very low densities.
When telling people that part of our research entails
the capture of leopards to fit them with satellite GPS
collars, the response is often loaded with envy about
this exciting job. Capturing a leopard is certainly a
thrilling prospect, but most people don’t realise the
amount of behind the scenes time, effort, resources
and sheer determination that go into catching such a
ghost-like animal.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 07:08:25 pm by zetman »
Hou die Tyres op die Grondpad...
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 06:57:34 pm »
Cool pictures, leopards are my favorite big cats next to tigers. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 06:49:42 am »
sub.... :sip:

Awesome thread this should be
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 07:16:13 am »
FANTASTIC man.........  great to see the Leopard - but also the Porcupine.  We often had them visiting in Oranjezicht.... got stacks of pics somewhere...

Pray tell where about do you stay.. and which camera is being used (your rig setup?)  - would love to do similar once back in SA
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 04:35:43 pm »
Thanks guys  :thumleft:

We are in the Kleinmond/Betty's Bay area. We have a Cuddeback Attack Flash Model camera. Opted for the flash model so we could
get colour night photos.

The camera isn't the fanciest ever, but good value for money. Got the lock box as an extra, baboons can do serious damage to the cameras. Bought ours through www.cameratrap.co.za. They offer lots of advice and have a good variety of cameras.

And an even rarer site, my father on his old XL. I know he rides it, but I have never seen him riding   :toothy12:






 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 10:03:50 am »
Would the flash not scare them away from that specific spot in future.
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 10:31:46 am »
The flash on most models is infrared and undetectable to the naked eye.
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Offline Bensien

Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 02:08:03 pm »
We had to shoot a few of these as they were overpopulated and were wiping out every new season's wildebeest  arrivals. The photos were used in the motivation for the Cites permits.
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 02:30:34 pm »
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 02:33:33 pm »
Really interesting thread.  :thumleft:
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 04:04:09 pm »
Awesome pics guys, thanks for sharing  :thumleft:

Decided to move the camera for a change of scenery and got these 2





 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 04:08:43 pm »
Fokkie bokkie... check daai view... :drif:
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2013, 04:09:37 pm »
A few months back, here in Plett


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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2013, 04:10:05 pm »
Die DIE SEEDUIWEL...

 waa het jy die Kolletjies TIER afgeneem ou mense het mos van n TIER gepraat as n luiperd...
my ouma hulle se plaas in die Carnavon Distrik... Pampoenpoort stasie is op my ouma se plaas gewees het baie vakansies daar rond geloop en menigte rooikatte gevang in n hok maar kon nooit n TIER vang in  n hok nie te skelm dier ma ek weet daar moet een of twee rondloop in die berge
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2013, 04:26:49 pm »
Another few pics, we decided to move the camera back a meter or 2.

Check out the Trespasser  ::)








 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2013, 04:57:58 pm »
Nice pic 's.
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2013, 05:09:31 pm »
Awesome.
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2013, 01:29:57 pm »
More pics of the trespasser please.
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2013, 01:41:14 pm »
I see the latest cameras (sniper) send the photos instantly to your phone or email address. They cost around R3800 and I am thinking of it. I can put one on the inlaws farm and watch what game go by in just about real time. They also shoot videos depending on how they are set up.
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