Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Smile! You're on Candid Canid

Or should that be "Canid Camera"? "Candid Coyote"?

In areas where the weight of bears and cattle aren't a worry, staking cam traps at mid-size mammal eye-height can sometimes yield interesting interactions and photogenic POVs.

Such as these recently retrieved pics a couple of charming coyotes left over the last few months at one of my pygmy rabbit colony cams in Mono County.

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Silly Supra-Genius. My cases are proven coyote-proof.

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coyote close-up

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coyote close-up

coyote close-up

For reference, no scent is/was used at this scene, or on the cam. The bunny patch is the lure that brings the 'yotes, and the cam a curiosity that makes noises and has things that move inside.

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And, of course, there has to be a serene sunset shot. It is the West, after all.

You can almost hear the yips 'n howls.

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I wonder... if I connect a tennis ball shooter to the cam trap trigger, do you think I could train them to fetch? Hmmm... Might need to add an ear-scratcher too.

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