18 November 2013

Musk Cats And Iron Pigs Of Berg River

I always like getting camera trap photographs of Large-Spotted Genet. The strange reed-like plants in the background gave this location an interesting look.

Large-Spotted Genet (Grootkolmuskejaatkat - Genetta tigrina) at Berg River Dam

I still can't figure out what happened to this Genet's head... Is this the fabled Headless-Genet of Berg River that the mothers, in nearby town of Franschhoek, use to scare their children with if they don't brush their teeth?

Quick! Spit on the bottom of your shoe and stamp on the ground, or the Headless-Genet of Berg River will give you hiccups!!

It was also nice to get a photograph of a baby Porcupine. He seems like a feisty little bugger!

Baby Porcupine (Ystervark - Hystrix africaeaustralis) feeling spiky

The parents where frequent visitors to the camera traps as well.

Adult Porcupine showing of those quills


  1. Cool pics Henry! i think I recognise that little porcupine.

  2. Thanks Jeremy. Yes, the camera was very close to where you got those cool videos at the burrow :)