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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Checked the set that’s been the most productive of bobcat photos for the last several years after the camera had been in place for a month. When I went down over the ledge it was obvious that the camera was dislodged and aimed straight down the hill rather than along the face of the rock outcrop. Figured that a bear had found the camera and treated it harshly. Unlocked the Python lock and the small lock on the steel security box and checked the photos on the card. There were a couple of a bobcat and then two of three peoples’ legs. From the photos it was impossible to tell if they’d seen the camera beneath the ledge. Three days later the camera took several photos as it was being moved, one of those pictures included part of a person’s face. Mystery solved, it wasn’t a bear that moved the camera it was a human.

Fortunately, the Python cable was around a large fallen slab that was jammed against the ledge and was too heavy to move – otherwise the camera probably would be among the missing. Hooray for Python cable locks!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:27 pm 
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Nice photo! Glad your camera is safe :) pesky humans


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It sure is nice to hear a story about defeating the low-lifes wandering in the woods. (You can still call cousin Vinny and show him the mugshot.)


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cameratrapcodger wrote:
It sure is nice to hear a story about defeating the low-lifes wandering in the woods. (You can still call cousin Vinny and show him the mugshot.)

Hahaha...........good one.

Somehow the sting of losing a cam to Bears is nowhere near as bad as to losing one to thieves.

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Good story with acceptable outcome. The thought that folks are willing to mess with others cameras is disturbing, but I was young once too and may have been a bit mischievous here and there. Hopefully, uninvited camera disturbance does not become a pattern.

Fun super close-up bobcat portrait. Seems that you have found a good spot for your local wildcats.


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Resulted in a fine closeup.

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