Thursday, July 1, 2010
At last a tawny cat
"You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd", and it's hard as hell to camera trap in a herd of cows.
But somehow we pulled it off.
Yes, we added mountain lion to our mammal survey of Chimineas.
It had remained on the "elusive and suspected species list" for a full year.
The dry wash we selected for set 245 didn't look particularly promising, but you never know.
We were also under the mistaken impression that there were not cattle on this particular range.
We were wrong.
Cows were coming and going day and night, and almost daily they took the liberty of adjusting the camera's perspective.
Cattle were in three quarters of the 95 photos.
But miraculously they bumped the camera back into its original position 2 and half hours before the cat strolled up the arroyo.