After filling its stomach with one haunch the puma left and never returned. But 4 bears came to feed nightly and eventually a few other scavengers made their appearance.
Murphy's Law struck on the second night when the camera failed, but this whipped me into overkill mode. On each following night I staked two or three cameras. Each one operated independently and triggered one or two 27 watt LED lights.
I was learning on the run. When all cameras were in operation too much light marred some pretty cool clips. All I could do was adjust
the position of cameras and lights every afternoon based on the previous night's results. I just didn't have the moxie to test the lights in darkness.
Then Murphy's Law got me again: the camera that gave by far the best clips in terms of lighting and perspective failed to record sound!
I kept plugging away, and the game was up at the end of the week when the bears lost interest in the scraps.
I had an overwhelming 7 hours of very interesting video of variable quality.
This 3+ minute movie gives you an idea of what happened at the carcass on just one night and the next day.