22 March 2011


Porcupine (Ystervark - Hystrix africaeaustralis) in a foresty area of Tygerberg Nature Reserve in the Western Cape

I've been a bit busy with other things and haven't had time to write a post or do much camera trapping. Only two of my cameras are currently in the field, but I'm hoping to change that this weekend.

Recently I acquired a ScoutGaurd SG565 Flash model, resulting in the picture above. I'm sure I'll give some more feedback when I've used the camera more.

My Bushnell Trophy Cam XLT 2010 that gave me a lot of trouble finally broke down, but luckily it was still under warranty and the dealer replaced it for me. I'm hoping the new one is better behaved.

Leaf no footprints behind...

I've been trying out a more forested area and as expected I'm getting a lot of Porcupine pictures. However, nature has a way of surprising you time and again.

Small-Spotted Genet (Kleinkolmuskeljaatkat - Genetta genetta) sleeping in the tree

I was fortunate enough to encounter the above Genet while checking my Cuddeback camera. (Yes, I seem to like using different models - I've owned about 6 different models by now.)

As I approached the camera I heard some birds making a big noise just above my head, but they weren't cursing at me. They were harassing a sleeping Small-Spotted Genet. The Genet hardly payed any attention to the birds and enjoyed its snooze in the gently swaying branches.

This is only the second sighting of a Small-Spotted Genet I've recorded at Tygerberg. The previous one was with the Bushnell back in June 2010.

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