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Old Monday 18th October 2010, 12:31   #1
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Lost Land of the Tiger camera traps

Does anyone know what kind of camera traps they used on this programme?
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While you were out, I think Paul C. mentioned this one on the thread about 'Lost land of the Tiger':
http://www.bushnell.com/products/tra...as/trophy-cam/
I don't know if that's the one they used in the programme though. Have you got some birthday money then?
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Exactly the answer I was going to give, but cheaper time release or triggered cameras are easily available. Quality so so at the cheaper end of the market, theft of unit also a risk if set in areas visited by homids.
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Exactly the answer I was going to give, but cheaper time release or triggered cameras are easily available. Quality so so at the cheaper end of the market, theft of unit also a risk if set in areas visited by homids.
I just googled 'homid' and to be honest they do sound a bit dodgy:
http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Homid_%28breed%29
I'd take care if I was you .
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Oops, sure they are around Edinburgh too though, with the hominids
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Oops, sure they are around Edinburgh too though, with the hominids
Come across them all the time in my job :)

I've played around with a couple of different kinds but only cameras and separate recorders which are a bit figgety, not the all in one bushnell types. They might not be too expensive, I'll have a look around... though there ain't no birthday money Andrew!

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Come across them all the time in my job :)

I've played around with a couple of different kinds but only cameras and separate recorders which are a bit figgety, not the all in one bushnell types. They might not be too expensive, I'll have a look around... though there ain't no birthday money Andrew!

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While you were out, I think Paul C. mentioned this one on the thread about 'Lost land of the Tiger':
http://www.bushnell.com/products/tra...as/trophy-cam/
I don't know if that's the one they used in the programme though.
Yes - the bushnell trophy cams are the ones that were used on the programme. There are two versions - one with a built-in LCD viewer (more expensive) and one without. With Christmas and my 40th coming up, I have put the word out! There is also another brand of camera trap that I think they used for the wildcats on last week's Autumnwatch.

The only thing that concerns me is that they used loads of them on the programme, so it may need a great deal of luck to hit the jackpot (whatever that may be!) with just one.
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theft of unit also a risk if set in areas visited by homids.

I'm hoping there won't be many thieving homids in the areas that I have in mind, but I think you can get some sort of security case for the cameras that you can padlock to the tree.
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Yes - the bushnell trophy cams are the ones that were used on the programme. There are two versions - one with a built-in LCD viewer (more expensive) and one without. With Christmas and my 40th coming up, I have put the word out! There is also another brand of camera trap that I think they used for the wildcats on last week's Autumnwatch.

The only thing that concerns me is that they used loads of them on the programme, so it may need a great deal of luck to hit the jackpot (whatever that may be!) with just one.
You just need to think like a tiger! Or other animal of choice! Just think for every night of cranefly footage you're gradually improving your tracking skills. Maybe.

Anyone out there with any experience using them?

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The only thing that concerns me is that they used loads of them on the programme, so it may need a great deal of luck to hit the jackpot (whatever that may be!) with just one.
Look where in your area you see lots of animal tracks and try there. Some places in the woods are just good. On my local patch I know some forest pools (like holes in the ground) and one sandy meadow on the forest edge where I always see lots of animal tracks. Or you can bait with tuna can or fruit jam.

I am myself curious about camera traps and would welcome any info on how often they get stolen.
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176 here....

seems reasonable?
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seems reasonable?
Certainly tempting at that price...
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That's a good price - they are 290 euros here in Spain

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Or you can bait with tuna can or fruit jam.
Interesting suggestion here: http://www.pinemarten.info/newsite/blog/?cat=11

Drag a dead rabbit through the forest and then leave the remains (with jam, peanut butter etc. on top) in front of your camera trap.

I suppose the only thing you would need to be careful of is not drawing predators into sensitive areas for ground nesting birds.
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176 here....

seems reasonable?
Looks a good offer. And while you're at it you can order a pretty tasty shotgun. That ought to give any potential thieves something to think about .
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Interesting suggestion here: http://www.pinemarten.info/newsite/blog/?cat=11

Drag a dead rabbit through the forest and then leave the remains (with jam, peanut butter etc. on top) in front of your camera trap.

I suppose the only thing you would need to be careful of is not drawing predators into sensitive areas for ground nesting birds.
And hope noone sees you...!

It's harder work and obviously less reliable but I think it's a lot more rewarding to capture them more naturally. Admittedly the best we've filmed is badgers but you soon get a bit bored of watching them eat bait, I'd happily trade in hours of footage of them munching peanuts for a few minutes of more natural and interesting behaviour.

Each to their own though, I just hope people don't buy all those cameras before I bite the bullet!
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Have you got nuisance neighbours you need to monitor Laura? Might be cheaper to hire a fella to give them the malky.
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Looks a good offer. And while you're at it you can order a pretty tasty shotgun. That ought to give any potential thieves something to think about .
That did cross my mind...
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I suspect the work, thoughts and skills of the CT Codger may be of interest to all involved in this thread: http://cameratrapcodger.blogspot.com/
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Interesting suggestion here: http://www.pinemarten.info/newsite/blog/?cat=11

Drag a dead rabbit through the forest and then leave the remains (with jam, peanut butter etc. on top) in front of your camera trap.
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What fun - I didn't realize how cheap these cameras are - especially in the US - by the way you can also buy security boxes for them.
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