I was still on leave on Friday and ended up spending about 5 hours exploring the western side of Tygerberg. It was a nice walk. The Four-Striped Grass Mice where up in the bushes relaxing in the morning sun and nibbling at some veggies for breakfast. Once anything gets close they suddenly scurry away into the bush.
Luckily a recently got a new digital camera. The nice part is that it is the perfect camera to carry around while doing my camera trapping rounds, because it is very light for its size, has x26 zoom, can take closeups and has semi-decent picture quality (if you have realistic expectations naturally).
When I saw the area, where the Bushnell is now, on Friday I thought it had potential. It was reasonably open, was close to the basically-dry pond, had some interesting scats in the area and had what appears to be some paths running through the open spot. My gut was getting good vibrations... The spot is a bit close to the road and not well hidden, but my gut won the argument.
I'm still hopeful of maybe getting something else here so I'll give it some time since the camera has only been out at this new spot for a few days. It would be great if my first confirmed Canid species at Tygerberg graces us with its presence.
On my way towards the Moultrie camera I saw a small reddish shape move on the dirt road about 400 m away. I pulled out my camera and basically used it as a pair of binoculars :) As I said, its turning out to be very useful to have around and not much of a bother.
Checking up on the cameras turned out to be a lot farther trip than I expected and I was running out of time to get back before the gate closed at 6:00 pm. I had to run part of the way. Tygerberg is rather steep and the going was tough, but I made it back in time (sort of) :)