Sunday, August 22, 2010

July 24

Today was an eventful day. We had mice at all of our sites this morning. Long Tin had three! Yes three mice and one was a recap. At Dry Bay we three more mice and a cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus ). At Four Mile we had one mouse, which was also a recap. The mice did not have any ticks on them but the rat had a lot of mites at the base of its ear, which shows that the ticks are out there. We had no lizards or medium mammals today but that’s ok we still have one more trapping night. We also flagged at Four Mile today and I got our first nymph of the trapping session, and it appears to be Iscap. Tomorrow is supposed to be slightly cooler (still in the 90’s). Let’s hope we continue to get more animals!!

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