No, I am not pregnant. Lol! Say hello to a new addition to the family: a Technaxx mini Trailcam!
My mom saw this cutie on special at Makro in Holland and asked me if she could get if for me. I have been itching to get another camera so Steven can have one when he goes on trail and I can keep one here at the house. So this little camera made its way to us this weekend with friends from Holland.
I had it on the fence next to my Maginon for one night to compare and first impressions are good. The night footage is less grainy than my Maginon, and it is supposed to have a shorter reaction time. I am still playing around with the settings a bit, but during the one night I had it up, I barely captured any sound… I wonder if that is a settings thing or if that it just does not record sound well. We shall see as I continue to set it up outside. I would be a bit disappointed if it did not record sound nicely. It is one of the charms of the camera’s I think. I shall report back on that one;-)
Last week I got my first short clip of a hippo grazing past the fence and this week I have some lovely footage of a hippo munching away. I love the dikkop following the hippo around. I am sure he is after the bugs that are disturbed by the hippo’s movement. We also had hyena around the house as always and a porcupine! I wonder if that is the culprit that has been feeding on my desert roses. Now that I have two camera’s, I am very keen to find out! I had my Maginon set up there as a ‘security camera’ for two nights but had severe FOMO not having a camera up on the fence. What if a leopard walks past and I miss it, you know???
I made another video of my Trailcam findings and posted it on Our Life in Kruger YouTube channel. If you have not subscribed yet, feel free to do so!
As I am writing this on Monday late afternoon, we are on the other end of the Easter Long Weekend. The lines of cars on the bridge and beyond were hectic the past few days. Luckily there were lots of Honorary Rangers helping out and getting the people through as quickly as possible. I hope everyone that spent time in the park had a lovely long weekend and that you made it home safely!
Have a lovely week everyone!