The Lion and the Porcupine, and other camera trap tales from Botswana
Students in Botswana have been assisting PhD student, and former RRCS Botswana instructor, Lindsey Rich with her research on carnivores in the Okavango Delta (read more here). In late September, we set out 52 remote camera traps at 26 locations in the Sankuyo community concessions NG 33 and NG 34 (in the southeastern part of the Delta). All of the cameras are put up on roads (sand tracks), since carnivores use these roads to travel, especially at night. We set up 2 cameras at each station, so that we could get shots of animals walking by from both sides. The cameras will be up for a total of four weeks, and students have already begun collecting and reviewing the thousands of photos.
We thought we’d share a few good ones with you!