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Offline lowrider

Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #240 on: March 24, 2015, 03:36:43 pm »
Haha, I was also puzzled. Not sure of the setup, could be a beam trigger maybe? Apparently some UCT animal survey. 
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #241 on: March 24, 2015, 05:16:19 pm »
To positively identify leopards you need images of both sides of the leopard  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #242 on: March 24, 2015, 09:22:41 pm »
To positively identify leopards you need images of both sides of the leopard  :thumleft:

Say what?! Please educate us!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #243 on: March 25, 2015, 08:20:00 am »
Taken from the Cape Leopard Trust Website:

"All leopards have a unique pattern of spots, which we can use to identify different individuals from camera trap photographs. Unfortunately, the two flanks of the leopard are not symmetrical, meaning that we need to get two simultaneous photographs of both sides of the leopard to be able to confidently identify it from either side in future. We use the photographs to develop an identikit for each leopard, allowing us to get a basic idea of their movements by plotting the locations where they are photographed on a map."

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #244 on: March 25, 2015, 08:21:07 am »
Taken from the Cape Leopard Trust Website:

"All leopards have a unique pattern of spots, which we can use to identify different individuals from camera trap photographs. Unfortunately, the two flanks of the leopard are not symmetrical, meaning that we need to get two simultaneous photographs of both sides of the leopard to be able to confidently identify it from either side in future. We use the photographs to develop an identikit for each leopard, allowing us to get a basic idea of their movements by plotting the locations where they are photographed on a map."

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« Reply #245 on: March 25, 2015, 08:49:51 am »
Aaah!

Thanks for that.  :thumleft:

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #246 on: March 25, 2015, 12:50:11 pm »
Thanks!

I thought you cannot tell if its a leopard if you can't see both sides!  :biggrin: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #247 on: March 25, 2015, 12:56:10 pm »
Thanks!

I thought you cannot tell if its a leopard if you can't see both sides!  :biggrin: :imaposer:

I thought a leopard never changes its spots
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« Reply #248 on: April 08, 2015, 10:12:22 am »
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #249 on: April 09, 2015, 08:11:16 am »
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Your area is looking great considering what it looked like a few months back
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #250 on: April 09, 2015, 08:43:11 am »
We have what they call " Groen Droogte" Lakey. We had 159 mm for the season where our average is 600 mm but at least we have Grass. I believe there are Areas in NW and FS that are in the same Boat.
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #251 on: April 09, 2015, 10:23:46 am »
I thought the nyala looked a tad skinny but maybe also shadows/markings. Do the eland browse as well or are they purely grazers?
 

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« Reply #252 on: April 09, 2015, 01:21:46 pm »
They are both Browsers and Grazers.
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #253 on: April 09, 2015, 03:17:31 pm »
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« Reply #254 on: April 20, 2015, 07:06:52 pm »
They can fuck up any day these Consumers.
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #255 on: April 21, 2015, 07:40:29 am »
Locals?? Poarchers? Opportunists?
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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #256 on: April 21, 2015, 09:00:57 am »
They come from far and wide to harvest Khat which grows in our Area. We border the Baviaans Nature Reserve and there is little control by the Authorities. Fortunately they only pick the leaves which they carry in those bags seen on the Photo. We do not have Poachers. Touch Wood.
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #257 on: April 25, 2015, 11:54:48 am »
this cat brightened up my day... been trying to "find" him for a while now.
finally not sneaky enough for a trail camera..
Been giving the baboons in the area a torrid time the past few weeks.

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« Reply #258 on: May 04, 2015, 10:35:15 am »
Not very elegant but effective never less.........
 

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Re: Camera Trapping
« Reply #259 on: May 13, 2015, 02:24:38 pm »
Caught on SANParks camera nearby Diepwalle.

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