Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ringtail on the beat
Here's some night action on a seasonal creek in Butte County, California.
Gray foxes, striped skunks, and raccoons use the creek bed as a thoroughfare, and are the most frequently filmed camera-trapped visitors.
Bears and bobcats stop to drink and then cross it and move on up the slope.
When I get better video of these common visitors I will post it.
This is the only footage of a ringtail I've gotten on this creek, but it is one of the more satisfying clips.
This ringtail didn't want to get its feet wet, unlike its relative the raccoon with its underwater hand-jive routine.
As you can see, it's a good rock-hopper.