Inspired by the recent trail camera post, on our Chiawa & Old Mondoro Facebook wall, by repeat guests Richard & Jane Scripps.( Click here to see the post ) We have recently placed our trail camera in an area known as “Mahogany” after all of the Natal Mahogany trees in the area.
After seeing a leopard climb into the hollow in the tree a few days ago, we thought this would be a good place to start filming. We placed the camera on 3 photo bursts with 1 second between shots. We also used the “field scan” function, which takes photos on a regular basis, just in case something manages to sneak past!
We, at Old Mondoro, are using a Bushnell, “Bone Collector” Trail Camera. It is a 14 Megapixels stationary camera.
Although we have yet to find the elusive leopard that inspired the decision to use this location, we have certainly captured some wonderful shots.
A female Bush buck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus). A very gracious antelope that is not a very common sighting here, in the Lower Zambezi, due to its shy nature.
Two Honey Badgers (Mellivora capensis). Although normally associated with being nocturnal, they do spend a large amount of their time out in daylight hours, especially if there is honey around! Have you seen our now famous video of the gang of four Honey Badger’s that broke into the kitchen a few years ago? If you have not seen it already, or just feel like another look, check out the video here.
The always dazzling zebra. In the Lower Zambezi, we have the Böhm’s zebra (Equus burchelli böhmi)
A baby elephant, (Loxodonta africana),
Four juvenile Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus), caught playing, hanging from each other. Play is an important part of learning in most animal species. Can you find all four?
These are just some of the exciting moments we have captured in the last week. There is a plethora of pictures of baboons, impala, and several other more commonly seen species going about their normal daily routines, oblivious of our cameras presence.
We will continue to update you on some of the wonderful moments we capture on the trail cameras in and around Old Mondoro.