Genet visiting the cat brush at one camera trap site and a Klipspringer visits the other camera trap site. Oct 2019
Especially interesting was the appearance of a ratel as this adds to the list of animal visitors to the camera trap sites.
The genet, muskejaatkat, (Genetta tigrina) calls in both April and May
A visit from the mongoose in early May
And the honey badger or ratel (Mellivora capensis) a first time on the cameras in late May
A number of baboon visits always and clear photos of the klipspringer
In the cameras from collection on January 3rd with the intrepid Jill and Wolfgang on the extreme scramble to collect
Many of you will have noticed that we are resiting the otter cameras. We have had a trap camera at the junction of the path down to Holmer's bench, but other than humans and dogs, nothing was caught. So Wolfgang and Willie planted a pole next to the path, just near the steps where most of the scats are deposited when the otters visit. After a week we haven't seen any otters, but did capture a very strange looking creature. Any ideas? Note that there is also something on the left as well, very overexposed. The time was Saturday morning 5 November at just after 1am. Please post your suggestions in the comments block below.
You will also see that we are moving the IP camera closer to the path. Although the original siting in the bushes was well within the specified range of the camera, in practice the shots that we did get on the path were very faint and unrecognisable. From next week (14 November) we will be live again.
Genet visit - a flash and a blurr early evening on 1st and then curiously sniffing the cat brush midnight on 7th Sept
.The baboons were in the cave for a long time between 3.30 and 4.30 p.m. playing and only two hours later at 5.30 the Leopard was also filmed in the cave -- see the Leopard blog.
There is some delightful footage of them playing and John is going to produce an edited video still to be posted.
And then some more photos from a different angle