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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...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Eye in the Sky

In my last post I promised you something special. I recently purchased a quadcopter with a camera. I got it for free. See how here (link). I have made a short film of the area around where I live with it. I hope you enjoy it.





The video below is taken with a Hubsan X4 H107C . It only has a sd camera so the quality isnt great. I have decided to upgrade the camera to a HD model since I was so impressed by the little quad. Once that arrives expect many great videos from the sky.


The hubsan x4 107c

Monday, 23 June 2014

Fox Cubs Playing and 25,000 Views

This blog had now had over 25,000 views. Thank you all for viewing and I hope you enjoy my posts. I was planning on posting a video I am making. Its not great quality but it is different. However Last night we had two fox cubs in the garden. I thought this was too good to pass up posting so that is what I have uploaded. There where a few captures so I have put them all together in a short clip about 45 seconds long. It shows play fighting, feeding and even attempted mating. The other video will come once I have edited it.

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Headless Tsetse Vs Ants

Tsetse flies are monsters with a painful and sometimes deadly bite. They spread numerous diseases such as sleeping sickness. They are in all the swamps in the Congo basin. Once one finds you it wont leave until it has your blood. The are fast and hard to kill. Squashing them doesn't always work so its off with their head. Sometime an invincible one comes along. During my time in the Congo I was plagued by them This one I beheaded but it still managed to fight off two ants!


Saturday, 7 June 2014

The Fox Cub and the Potato

Last night the little fox cub came back. He is a little bigger than when we last seen him or her. This one is very independent being so small yet not with an adult. I captured no adults last night at all. If you look at this ones tail it has a black stripe running down the centre of it. This could be handy to help identify it once it grows up if it sets up territory here rather than dispersing.

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This little guy picked up one of the large potatoes we threw out. It looks so comical. The potato is massive and only just fits in its mouth. 

video

Last week I went to Poole. The foxes there are so habituated. I got some great shots of them in the twilight. I will upload them here very soon. Stay tuned. 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

New Blog

From time to time other things other than nature take my interest. These are usually gadgets or electrical equipment but also little projects usually making something. Since this is a wildlife blog and they dont fit the theme I have decided to start another blog to post to. Check it out here (link). I will update as things interest me. Hope you enjoy it.