Sunday, August 22, 2010
Today was the day of recaptures, at Dry Bay we caught three mice, two of which were recaps. The third mouse (one of the recaps) has a developed an infection or tumor of some sort by its hind leg and was extremely high strung. We didn’t even try to get anymore data on him because we were afraid he may die from the stress. At Four Mile the only mammal we got was the rat we caught yesterday. Other than this we had some leopard frogs and southern toads and a few other amphibians but that was it. It was a really quick morning. It still is really odd that we have not found any ticks on the mammals. Who knows maybe the larvae are on them and we can’t see them or maybe the adults are out yet.