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SafariSpy: aardvarks, the secretive ‘earth pigs’

    Back to SafariSpy Capturing secretive ‘Earth Pigs’ As our SafariSpy camera has ventured out into South Africa we have met some great people using camera traps to conserve wildlife. This guest blog is by Dr Amy-Leigh Shuttleworth, who is studying aardvarks with WESSA and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Aardvarks, (Orycteropus afer) are medium-sized …

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Erythristic badger on camera trap

Don’t call me albino: Erythristic badgers

    Don’t call me albino: Erythristic badgers Image; Alan Frisby Some unusual badger camera trap images were sent in to us this weekend by Alan Frisby. Alan has a number of badgers visiting his garden, including one that looks just a little bit different to the others. Alan says it’s ‘almost like a polar …

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North east scotland camera trapping

Behind the Spy: North East Scotland Camera Trapping

    Behind the Spy: North East Scotland Camera Trapping By Kat Holmes // Rose Toney runs the very successful North East Scotland Camera Trapping Community on Facebook. We have had serious camera trapping admiration for this group for a long time now, so we were very excited when Rose agreed to be interviewed. We certainly …

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Warthog

SafariSpy: bird brains and warthogs

   Back to SafariSpy SafariSpy: bird brains and warthogs By Kat Holmes I took the camera trap back to the Waterberg mountains to see if I could do better than last time. Obviously practice pays off, I found a great spot where wildlife was passing between the campsite area and the nearby waterhole. Helmeted guinea fowl …

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Buzzard on camera trap

NatureSpy student gets a buzz from camera-trapping

    NatureSpy student gets a buzz from camera-trapping We had some fantastic images sent in this week from one of our Camera Trapping ILM students, Chantal Attfield… Chantal found a road-killed rabbit, and like any opportunistic camera-trapper, hatched a plan to use it as bait. The results were some fantastic close-up pictures of buzzards, …

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Bushnell Trophy Cam Aggressor 119776 review

New 2015 Bushnell Trophy Cam Aggressor Review

Looking for a review of the new 2017 Bushnell Aggressor trail cameras? Click here to read Bushnell released two new models of their Trophy Cam camera traps this May, and we’ve finally got our hands on two of the variations (model 119776 and 119774) to put them through their paces for a thorough review. The …

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Rhino communication camera trap

Behind the Spy: capturing rhino communication

Behind the Spy: capturing rhino communication By Kat Holmes Click for black rhino video (courtesy of Courtney Marneweck) This time I am talking to Courtney Marneweck who is conducting her PhD research on how rhinos use olfactory (sense of smell) communication. She is working through the University of KwaZulu-Natal in  South Africa and is trying to …

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