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Sam, Katy, and Noggs in Africa


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Camera trapping the crap out of our driveway

I love camera traps because they allow us to see wildlife that we would otherwise miss. We used them intensively for scientific research in and around the Soutpansberg Mountains. Several of the academic papers we have published or which are now in review present camera trap results. But I love just having one for fun to see what is mooching about outside our house. I was sad when I had to leave the camera traps that I got funded for my PhD research when we moved, but luckily I given one as a birthday present shortly after. It has been resident in our driveway for the past year. Here are some images showing the diversity of species in our backyard and the passing of time:

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Impala

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Yellow billed hornbill

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Owly bird

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I can’t believe how little and fluffy Noggs looked less than a year ago

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Hare

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Warthog

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Helmeted guinea fowl

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Zebra

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Large spotted genet

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Candid shot of us

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Blue wildebeest

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Slender mongoose

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Nyala

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Common duiker

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Giraffe