Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Pleasant surprise at the rubbing post
The camera trapper's lament is that feral pigs like to rub against posts, including the one with your camera on it.
That's what happened at the spring in North Portuguese Canyon. The camera angle changed daily, and finally it pointed at the ground.
The good part is getting a picture of a kangaroo rat -- specifically the 4-toed Heermann's Kangaroo Rat. (The only other species in the vicinity is the Graceful Kangaroo Rat, which has 5-toes.
The rat came two nights in a row.
I owe it to the pigs.