Friday, January 14, 2011

The Cats are Back (I)


It's a nice way to start the New Year with the cat-loaded camera trap results from late December at Chan Chich Lodge. I haven't posted camera trap photos in a long time. Of the three cameras we had earlier in 2010, only one now is operational -- and it has had its share of problems.

But look at the interesting results for the nights of 28 and 29th December! First a male ocelot strolls by and the next night, a male jaguar. Going to my jaguar database, I can't find a match for this fellow, so perhaps he is fairly new on the scene.

The bench, for those that may be wondering, as been moved to offer optimal viewing of an Ornate Hawk-Eagle nest in progress. You can get an idea of size, comparing the bench to the cats.

Stayed tuned ... more cats coming right up.


  1. love the parade. will wait for the next installment!

  2. This is a great series Carolyn! This is the trap set up on the Sylvester Rd - River trail intersection...right?

    And, almost exciting is the Ornate Hawk-Eagle nest. I would love to see one of these birds someday.

  3. Very cool! Thank you for sharing that with us!

  4. How very exciting!!!