Our Trailcam has been set up around the house this past week while Steven was away for his B-Tech Nature Conservation contact week. After the fantastic footage we got in a wilderness area last week (read: Three of the Big Five including a Big Cat), I was wondering if we were going to get anything interesting at the fence this week…
I have been hoping for some of the nocturnal creatures to make an appearance. And they did! We had a porcupine walk past and eat some of the marula fruit at the gate. And then some lovely footage of a Large-spotted Genet too! But my absolute favorite is the elephants eating the marula fruit. You can see so clearly how amazing an elephant’s trunk actually is: dexterous and muscular, able to pick up fruit after fruit with their two ‘lips’. The low position of the camera makes it very interesting to watch. The sounds are just delightful!
I have compiled a video again with some of the Trailcam footage. Have a look. The last bit of footage features impalas and monkeys alarm calling. I am sure there was a leopard or a hyena around.
Also: I have started a YouTube Channel to keep all of Our Life in Kruger’s videos in one place. There aren’t many videos there yet, but I will continue to add as I make them.
Trailcamming in Southern Africa
If you enjoy our ‘Tales of the Trailcam’ blog series, if you would like to see more footage from other cammers or if you have a camera trap of your own and you want to share your footage, I would like to invite you to join a new group on Facebook. It is called ‘Trailcamming in Southern Africa’. In this lovely group, other trailcammers share their photos and videos from all over Southern Africa. Check it out! And please do not forget to answer the two questions when you join!
Our camera will travel to work with Steven again tomorrow. I am curious what Tales it will tell when he gets home!