CURIOUS AND CAUTIOUS JACKAL
two neat photos of critters; the first is of a jackal
that’s very CURIOUS and CAUTIOUS, very!
taken on my last hunt in the Free State, I set up
cameras on travel routes I suspected of being busy
with predators – we got more than we bargained for!
these photo’s carefully; firstly it only gave me ONE
picture not more here, after my camera fires it sets
for another photo with movement again in 30 seconds,
by that time this jackal had gone! Telling us he is
highly strung and extremely nervous. I had juicy bait
in the centre but he was not interested at all.
outstretched his neck is, e wont go an inch more, and
is trying to get a good scent / idea of what’s on
offer. This jackal is highly stressed out – it was
very close to a cattle dip, so this area had many
natural smells around – buy maybe he got our scent
when we made this set up, who knows…….
this customer, this is the first one I have got on my
camera; note how he is smelling the fish on the ground
we used as a lure – that’s not his diet! It surely
must have smelt pretty bad to him.
had no idea we caught him on film, he has just come
from the farm shed and that milk he is holding is
taken from the shed without permission, now we will
see what he has to say!
no idea of the camera as we camo it away pretty well.
It is a wise move to hide it, it is an expensive toy –
so these cameras can give you more than you bargain
I really love setting these cameras; you never know
what you will capture on film!!!