Friday, February 02, 2007

Coyote study results

I Have always wondered, in what direction does a coyote run after the flash of the camera at night or during the day, or if it just continues on in the same direction.

I set several cameras up in the double picture mode in good locations for coyotes. The double picture mode leaves the camera on and takes a second picture after the first as soon as the camera is ready. It gives a quicker second picture, but still not fast enough to get the coyote, but I can still see the direction it left the area by comparing the leaves and ground cover movement on the second picture. It's rather quite easy to notice.

In almost every picture the coyote turned and ran back the way it came. Even if the coyote was over half way through the camera view, it still turned and backtracked.

I finally got pictures in the snow that show its tracks verify my study results.


At 1:32 PM, Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

Good stuff, Cliff. I wonder if they would keep going forward if the flash was from behind. I sure would!

At 7:09 AM, Blogger cliff said...

If you look close the coyote in the snow was over half way through the picture and going away from the camera when the flash went off. I was suprised that it still came back towards the camera.


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