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

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Camera trapping grad student strikes gold

This is tremendous!

A graduate student studying carnivore ecology with the use of camera traps has photographed a wolverine in the Sierra Nevada. Read about it here.

This is about 40 miles south of where we'll be camera trapping this summer during the camera trapping workshop. (Who knows where I can get some wolverine scent?)

What a tremendous find!

Thanks to Nigel Rothfels (Wisconsin), Jim Steele (San Francisco), and Richard Lair (Thailand) for cluing the codger in.


Anonymous said...

Now, in the American tradition, you'll be the first one to shoot one!

Camera Trap Codger said...

If I'm extremely lucky, I would be the second camera trapper to "shoot one" in California, but that would be a miracle.

Beverly said...

...perhaps a second miracle!

Thank you so much for bringing this story to us; it's way cool!


Camera Trap Codger said...

Beverly, be sure to read Zhakee's post today in Sierra Nevada Ramblings.

A dogs life in Africa said...

Hi Chris, I thought you'd be interested in the camera trap work that the Limpopo Carnivore team are doing in South Africa www.limpopocarnivores.wildlifedirect.org