View from set 319
Just back last night from the Chimineas Ranch, and at the moment am downloading the latest photos.
View from set 318
An excellent though brief trip.
We were joined by Randomtruth, and talked camera trapping and wildlife practically nonstop.
RT also brought a camera trappers toy -- a plumber's cam, which we used to peer down a few burrows.
The LED encountered something you don't often find in pipes and drains -- dust.
Scoping a burrow with the plumber's cam.
And thus we found another project, how to make the plumber's cam more burrow-friendly.
On finding that a few cameras filled their memory cards with false triggers ... well, we sang the camera trapper's blues.
Nonetheless we got some interesting photos and added another species to the list, which you'll see in a few days, if not sooner.
At the end of two full days we managed to set 12 cams, with four more to go this week when Craig returns to the ranch.
And oh yes, Fred proved that he has a powerful nose for antlers, even if they are hanging on a wall and attached to a skull.
Many thanks to RT for help and good company, and to Kim and the Redhead for cooking the apple/berry pie and beef stew. We ate well!