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Fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 13
- (Added 7. Oct. 2012 - 11:00)

Trap baited and set. Yet again no activity, no record of leopards on cage cameras or waterhole cameras.

We have decided to stop the trapping effort for the meantime, and review what we have discovered about our leopard and her reaction to the trap. We have other potential trapping sites, and will explore using those in the coming weeks.

 



Fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 12
- (Added 6. Oct. 2012 - 11:00)

Trap baited and set. No activity, no record of leopards on cage cameras or waterhole cameras.



Fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 11
- (Added 5. Oct. 2012 - 11:00)

Trap baited and set. No activity, no record of leopards on cage cameras or waterhole cameras.



fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 10
- (Added 4. Oct. 2012 - 11:00)

Trap baited and set. This was an evening when half the leopard team were out stationed at remote waterholes counting rhino. As seems to be par for the course in this particular project, the trap triggers at 21h20!

Sabina and Gail (a visitor from the UK) investigate to find we have captured another caracal! Or perhaps the same caracal? In any case the caracal was released and trap reset. No leopard activity recorded.



fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 9
- (Added 3. Oct. 2012 - 11:00)

Again lions present, trap closed. No leopard activity recorded. And as if to tease us, the sub-adults in the lion group became interested in the trap... Have a look at the picture...


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