Nikon D700 captures two civet species

Wednesday, February 12, 2014posted by Bruce 9:04 PM

My full frame DSLR trail cam still working well…!

Large Indian civet Nikon D700

Large Indian civet up on the log…!

Just returned from the Western Forest Complex in Thailand where I checked out my Nikon D700 on the log. It continues to capture some amazing creatures that thrive in this biosphere and the ‘log’ has proven to be a goldmine for me…!

Large Indian civet Nikon D700

Large Indian civet up-closer…!

A large Indian civet Viverra sibetha jumped up on the log and the D700 fired off two shots. This large civet is nocturnal and common in this forest. This critter came up close but then jumped off after the flashes fired again.

Masked palm civet

Masked palm civet a few days later….!

A few days later, a masked palm civet Paguma larvata also got up on the log and came right up to the cam. Largely arboreal, they also hunt on the ground.

Masked palm civet


I did use some ‘coon bait’ by Marsyada’s Lures from Hazei Township, PA which worked real well to lure these carnivores. It was a nice catch and I’m sure they will return.

Masked palm civet

Up real close…!

Unfortunately, a tiger came up to the log but saw the red LEDs on a Bushnell setup across from the D700 and did not cross over but went around and so I missed the big cat but got him on video. Hopefully, it’ll pass over next time..Enjoy…!







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