Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Walking the plank
When we set the cams in Marin County it was raining and I was wet. I would have preferred a more natural crossing over the creek, but the animals didn't mind.
Five species crossed the creek here, but not all of them walked the plank.
The first animal to do so was an immature-looking bobcat. It might have crouched when the red-eye flashes starting to blink. That was at 5:47 AM.
Thirteen days later a larger bobcat crossed shortly after midnight, and shut its eyes when the camera flashed.
I believe this was the same animal sitting on the plank at 3AM three days later. It was probably waiting for something edible to come trundling down the creek bed, which was dry.
We got 6 pictures of bobcats on the bridge or the trail leading to it.