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Three Foxes (A Camera Trap Post)

So here is a post based on what the blog is named after, a camera trap in Cornwall. I had a lot of chicken pieces left over from dinner and...

Sunday, 27 January 2013

A Timelapse Collection

Here is a short video of a collection of timelapses I made while in South Africa. I added to this one some sounds which I have not tried before. After watching a few BBC timelapses I noticed that they have sound effects added which greatly enhances the effect. See if you agree by watching the next video with sound then on mute. Its only 30 seconds so give it a watch.

Best to watch it in 720p HD if you can.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Rhinos at a Picnic

See what happened when a rhino and her calf interrupted our picnic.

http://zoologistinafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/rhinos-at-picnic.html

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Badgers Back

Ok last post I promised something other than foxes and here is my promise fulfilled, although I have included more foxes fighting too. The other species is well known on here as we used to have a regular named Flash coming to feed. It may well be him but it is hard to tell from the single piece of footage of him. He does appear to be scent marking so hopefully he will return. If he does I will try and see if it is Flash or a new badger. If you want more footage of badgers on my blog go here (link) or for a different badger species go here (link) or here (link).

 

And here is the usually species captured, the red foxes. Here they are again fighting due to the breeding season. Its nice to see them interacting and no harm seems to be done to either. One appears smaller and I think it is a female not ready to mate. I will keep the camera running and see what happens.


Monday, 21 January 2013

Fight of the Foxes

First off I received some exciting news about my field guide exam (hint: I passed) check it here (link).

Anyway back to Pudding Island we go and some more fox films. This blog should at the moment be renamed fox watch (or something similar) but don't worry I have something else to come. 

Last night lying in bed I could hear the foxes barking and making a lot of nosie. It is the breeding season so I thought it may have been foxes mating. I was wrong although the behaviour was due to it being mating season. The foxes where fighting. And in front of the camera too. Check the series of events and watch each film all the way. One of them features a blink and you miss it behaviour. In the last one the foxes fly across so fast you don't believe they are foxes.

Watch this last clip until the end as something else happens

Anyway that was a bit of new exciting behaviour for here. I will keep the camera up and see if any more interesting behaviour arises. Plus as I promised something different will go up on here which I captured last night.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A Pair of Foxes

A camera trap post from the UK this time after showing the honey badgers on my other site I thought I would show another pair of animals here. These videos captured last night show the two foxes from 2 weeks ago are still around and staying together as a pair. This is good as they may hopefully produce some young foxes for us to see. The little one, most probably the female, is a little nervous. In this first clip she gets a bit of a fright from maybe the camera and bounds off. She returns immediately but stays behind her mate just incase.


Another fox paid a visit as well. This one is quite a skinny little fox and very bouncy. He comes in bouncing and nervous, grabs some food then disappears into the night. Maybe we will see more of this nervous fox who hopefully calms down a bit.


Sunday, 13 January 2013

My Ultimate Capture

A post of when the animal I want to see most was captured by my camera trap.
On my other blog here:
http://zoologistinafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/my-ultimate-capture.html

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Meeting of the Foxes

The two foxes are still visiting and are still fine with each other. LAst nigh I captured the point when they meet up. Interestingly the fox who was first here feeding went down into a subordinate posture. However the other "dominant" fox left the scene for a while after this display. Could he have misinterpreted it? Take a look below. The interaction is over two videos so be sure to watch both. In the second video the "subordinate" fox opens its mouth as if calling  but emits no sound. I wonder what this was about.


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Feeding Foxes

I showed in my last post that a fox is still around and enjoying the meals we provide but last night the number increased. 


There are now two foxes feeding here and they seem comfortable in each others presence. The one in the first film is submissive to the other fox as the next clip shows. The smaller fox crouches down to appear smaller and submissive.


After this they both feed together and show no aggression, even feeding head to head.


Both foxes are in good condition which is good news especially as the previous foxes, One-eye, Other-eye and Mange, all had visible signs of bad health or physical deformities. I wonder if these two are siblings from this year as they seem young and familiar with each other. 

They also could be a breeding pair as this is the breeding season for red fox. Lets hope they stay around and produce cubs if this is the case.