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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Kill

It has been a stormy and cold winter along the coast. I can't be sure if it was the hard time of year, or disease that killed this juvenile, bull elk – but it does not appear that a predator killed it.


Now it is time for the scavengers. When I arrived, it was obvious that they had already started to feast on the carcass. Probably coyotes and raccoons at night, and hawks and eagles by day. In between hail storms, I set-up three, motion-sensing cameras in the muck and mud around the elk to photograph the scavengers.


It will be interesting to see what the cameras record.

Stay tuned.


1 comment:

Bpaul said...

I can't wait to see the results!

Thanks for showing some of your set up, very cool.

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