Friday, July 6, 2007
Last portrait at mossy rock
In seven months this is the only bobcat that visited the mossy rock -- at least when the camera was in operation. It passed by a week ago at 2:50 AM. That raised my species count at the mossy rock to 19.
It is the fifth bobcat I have captured with camera trap over a period of 32 months. As I mentioned before, I think the pumas may keep their numbers in check.
My new neighbors, who now own the mossy rock and this 12 acre parcel, and who will soon build a house, did a little bushwhacking on their property. I captured their images at another camera trap near the mossy rock, and decided to pull the two cameras until I meet them, and receive official permission to camera trap there.
Meanwhile, I am working myself up to make the long trek into the canyon where I'll make a creekside set. I have been accused of acting like "mad dogs and Englishmen" before, but I'd prefer to do this AFTER the temperature drops below the 100s.