Saturday, December 3, 2011

More Calvin Klein Obsession For Jags

The camera traps down at Mile 15 have now been active for a while and as seen in a previous post have produced some good results. The CK Obsession has been seen to stop some of the jaguars, meaning that we have a higher chance of getting a clear shot of one of the cats.
To change things up a bit before the Christmas break we decided to change the setting of the cameras to video and see who came along to show their face.

It's fair to say that we were very excited by what we saw. Previously we doubted how much the scent of CK really worked, but now we can't argue that the jags aren't obsessed by it!
This is an amazing reward for what has also been an awesome year for the camera trapping project. We have grown from the point of not getting many photos to regularly having several each time that we check the memory cards. This is great news for both the jaguars and Tortuguero National Park as knowing the number of jaguars that use the coastal rainforest is imperative for being able to manage the area successfully.
Hopefully in 2012 we can expand our connections with the organizations working locally and share our photos to see where the jaguars go when they are not on the lookout for turtles on the beach.