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Trying To Get Stoats On A Trail Camera

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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 09:01   #1
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Trying To Get Stoats On A Trail Camera

Hi,

Could anyone advise about putting out food for stoats, to get them on my trail camera?

I took an abandoned/lost stoat kit to a rescue recently. It is doing well. I had seen the mum moving the kits but she didnít come back for this one unfortunately. I was hoping to get a video of the mum with the rest of the kits with my trail camera.

I only realised that stoats are mainly nocturnal recently. I always thought they were mainly out during the day. With hot summer mornings seeming to be the best time to see them for me personally.

Thanks in advance m. Iíve learned so much from this forum 👍

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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 09:35   #2
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Hi,

Could anyone advise about putting out food for stoats, to get them on my trail camera?

I took an abandoned/lost stoat kit to a rescue recently. It is doing well. I had seen the mum moving the kits but she didn’t come back for this one unfortunately. I was hoping to get a video of the mum with the rest of the kits with my trail camera.

I only realised that stoats are mainly nocturnal recently. I always thought they were mainly out during the day. With hot summer mornings seeming to be the best time to see them for me personally.

Thanks in advance m. I’ve learned so much from this forum ��

Chris
Stoats are intermittently active 24/7 and are frequently seen during the day especially during summer when females are feeding young and then well grown young are emerging and beginning to learn to hunt.

They are highly carnivorous and are unlikely to be attracted to carrion (not impossible though). Any you put out would have to be after dark as otherwise corvids would find it: in the dark foxes and other mustelids such as Badgers are likely to take it (at least you'd get footage...)

If you have an idea where they are I would try to watch and film them in daylight. Good luck and do report back any success and learning points, we can all do with the benefit of anyone's experience. Pictures/video also welcome!

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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 10:24   #3
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Hi Chis the the use of a Mostela which is a box with a camera trap set in it the box has a tunnel which the stoat can pass through. Details are in the link below I hope this helps.

https://www.mammal.org.uk/wp-content...selsStoats.pdf

Link to a copy of misters plans below

https://stichtingkleinemarters.nl/wp...s_14102019.pdf

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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 10:39   #4
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Thanks John & Neil.

It’s a small wood which has badgers & foxes living in it as well. I’ll try early morning to film the stoats myself. Thanks as well for making it clear that stoats are out 24/7(especially at this time of year). That’s good news

I’ll report back with anything I get.

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