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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Coyote gets BT Jack

The coyote caught BT Jack in mid-June, and strolled past the camera 45 minutes before midnight.

BT Jack is the black-tailed jackrabbit; that's how I abbreviate the species in our data tabulations for the Chimineas Ranch.

A 5 lb jack rabbit is a decent meal for a 30 lb coyote, and this coyote seems to have already devoured nearly half of it.

Another coyote happened by but was less composed.

And the bobcat was a bit spooky, though it didn't depart till it had sniffed the bait under the rock.


Denis said...


Love your blog, what kind of bait do you use

Camera Trap Codger said...

We use cat food and various scent lures like civetone and castoreum for this survey on the Chimineas Ranch.

Anonymous said...

Especially bobcat is nice, I´ve never got any cat predator on my cams... yet:-)

Ginnymo said...

Great captures!!