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Camera Traps

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:24 am

During the last week we have been putting out camera traps as a trail run for research in the park (thanks to a very generous forumite). During the trail run we have discovered that these cameras can be used for so many other things such as security, research and to monitor animal movements for new potential activities.

Trap cams were put up next to roads, waterholes and other places of interest and the footage and pictures we got was just amazing. I post some pictures for all top see some of the results.

Brown Hayena - Samevloeiing
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Springbok - Samevloeiing
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On a calcrete ridge.
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At a suricate den.
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Samevloeiing sunrise.
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:00 am

These cameras have come up with amazing footage and records in other parts of the world!! Looking forward to hearing what you guys find on them.

Thanks to the generous forumite!!

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Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:24 am

The research team in KTP is looking at getting quite a few of these cameras and the section ranger as well. We were told as soon as the purchase them, we would be able to use them in the activity department as well to record sightings and be able to post them.

We will be going out later today to download last night’s pictures if there was anything interesting I will post them....that is if the hyena didn’t make test bite a camera
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:28 am

Like the lioness and sea turtle that were in the news for "stealing" cameras, you mean.

Good luck!

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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby o-dog » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:51 am

Hey KG this is great
If you have any details about what cameras you are using and how you set it up etc and how much, could you pm me? My folks have a share in a house in the West Coast National Park and Ive been wanting to put one of the cameras up for a while but not sure about how to go about it.
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:53 am

No PM please, I guess some other people will be interested too.
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby o-dog » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:04 pm

Great...I tell you if we get a few people setting these traps all over the country we will make some great finds!!

Like I just discovered for myself the night time habits of the porcupine population in Cape Town...there are many of them and they are all over the suburbs close to the mountain but you just don't see them unless you are lucky and so a camera trap will help in a big way.
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:11 pm

O-Dog, I have NOT send you a PM

It would be amazing to see what happens at night and where as this could determine if we can start a new 'drive/activity' especially at the time the animal/s are more active and certain behavioural patters can be recorded.
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:23 pm

No PM....Husbandses, have you gone mad?

If KG posts the relevant info here, you guys will just remove it again as advertising or non-SANParks related or something.

I really have to have a talk with you....

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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:41 pm

Huh? If he posts it here we might get donations for other parks?
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:43 pm

This looks like a good place to park...
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:49 pm

Spousal miscommunication, BB.

Okay sorry, DuQues! I thought you meant he's not allowed to share the info at all.

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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:56 pm

You got a yellow card PM GP?
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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:58 pm

My first, if I remember correctly.

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Re: Research Camera Traps

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:11 pm

LMHO, the mods have no favourites


Still, I think this is a great thread to watch.
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