We are having rain in the Cederberg at the moment and the temperatures are cooler. So when I went out this morning to check out one of my trap, I was hoping the rain would bring me some caracals… I checked the signal for one of my cage and heard that it had been triggered! I rushed along to see if there was something in the trap. And yes, from far away, I could see something moving, with big ears… But when I arrived to the cage, I discovered it was only a scrub hare! After checking if he was fine, I released him. I was a bit disappointed I must say.
Trapping in general, and in the Cederberg in particular is not an easy task. But with patience, we manage to get what we’re here for. Megan, from the Black Eagle Project is a good example. She has been working very hard for the last few weeks to try to capture an eagle. She invited Victor, a raptor specialist from Spain, to come over to help her. They spent long hours in the field under a hide, no matter the weather: hard sun or cold rain and wind. And two days ago, they finally managed to catch a beautiful black eagle. If you want to know more about this exciting event, go and have a look at the project’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Eagle-Project/166520386739894
Megan with the black eagle the team caught in the Cederberg Mountains two days ago.
As for me, I’ll just keep setting up more traps. See what way the cat jumps!