Small camera traps catch top carnivores

Monday, February 20, 2012posted by Bruce 3:35 PM

Camera trapping in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Jan. to Feb. 2012

An Indochinese tiger with a radio collar on the same trail as the leopard below. This one is out of 8-10 tigers that are part of scientific survey by the research people at Khao Nang Ram Wildlife Research Station of the big cats here.

In January of 2012, I began a new journey into Thailand’s top wildlife sanctuary and protected area. The unmatched biodiversity of this place is second to none. At the top of the food chain, the Indochinese tiger thrives here in good numbers along with the Asian leopard which is quite common in the interior. Leopard found in both color phases: yellow/black.

Leopard caught by LBK #3 a few nights after the tiger above.

I made up a series of three camera traps based on the Sony S600, Pelican 1010 cases and SnapshotsniperSSI and SSII boards. The following are the builds and employing them in the forest of Huai Kha Khaeng, a World Heritage Site. Afrer two months, LBK trail camera #3 caught two big cats within several nights of each other. This set of three cameras are presently working in this forest and when I go back in March, photos will be downloaded and posted on this site.

LBK #1 Sony S600/Pelican 1010/SSI in the hand to show size

LBK #2 S600/1010/SSI in

‘Elephant Proof’ aluminum box & 10mm Python locking cable

LBK #3 S600/1010/SSII with 3D camo on box

LBK #3 in an elephant proof box out in the field –

‘Elephant Proof’ aluminum box, 10mm Python locking cable & padlock

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