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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fox Frenzy / IN SEARCH OF

JK recently posted about finally joining the Aplodontia Club, and with some sweet captures, if I might add. For myself, I have fruitlessly been knocking on the door of the Marin Cougar Club -- and I am not talking about the wine bars of San Anselmo (I have already been).

One would think that it would not be a ridiculous task, but here I am again, with only bobcat and fox images. And the foxes are aplenty.

These shots are from the JENGA location in Mt. Tam Watershed, except I moved the camera to the other side of the trail fork with a ~45 degree angle rather than the 90 degree side view.


Peeling out / Digging?

Coming in for a closer inspection.

Even closer.

Now a duo.

Closer look at this crew

Fox images totalled 40 out of 103 captures, with 14 unique visits over 38 days.

A few other non-Mountain Lions dropped by:

focused Bobcat

Almost sweet shot of Steller's Jay

Raccoon Fam

Western Gray creating  / accessing seed cache.

As much as it pains me, I might have to move from this location unless signs of the Shadow Cat become apparent.

Next post, I will be in my own backyard across in the East Bay for the first time with camera trap !
Will the foxes follow me?


  1. What sleek looking foxes! I know not the "prize" you were looking for, but beautiful. I recently have seen some grays here on my camera, and think they look a bit fluffier than yours. Perhaps of the climate here? (NY)... See here, if interested!


  2. Good ones, esp. the action shot -- peeling out.

  3. Great shots! The picture of the Jay is amazing. What a beautiful blue color! Do you mind me asking what kind of camera took that?

    1. Thanks, Peter!

      These shots are from a hacked Sony s600.

  4. Steller jay shot man.

    I win the pun war!

    1. I think this location may be worth another try. It seemed quite fruitful. Did you get any deer images?

    2. Don't fret, my friend... there shall be more to come.

      Several deer showed up, yeah.