Sunday, August 22, 2010

July 25

Today was our last morning to check traps and caught a few small mammals. We had 2 cotton mice (Peromyscus gossypinus) at Four Mile and Long Tin and one cotton mouse and one cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) at Dry Bay. None of them had any ticks and only one was a new capture.
The exciting news is that our motion sensory cameras have been picking up a lot of animals. We seen nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcintus), wild pigs, adults and babies (Sus scrofa), a bobcat (Lynx rufus), squirells, raccoons in packs (Procyon lotor), oppossums (Didelphis virginianus), and deer of all ages (Odocoilesu virginianus).

Picture 1: A wild pig
Picture 2: Four Raccoons
Picture 3: Bobcat

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