Not long ago I got a new game camera, and I’ve been playing around with it a bit since.
Mostly I’ve just ended up with daytime photos of birds and night-time photos of rats. At least it showed me where to put the rat traps. I also got hundreds of photos of waving branches during the strong winds last week :-).
Then I came across this video on the memory card:
I had put a dead Indian Myna (the best kind!) in front of the camera, hoping to lure something interesting into a photo. A couple of rats dragged it around behind the compost bay, and the next night a fox came by and took it.
Yeah, it looks a little like those “proof of the Kangaroo Valley panther” videos, but I’m pretty sure that’s just a fox sniffing around the compost bay.
I suspected a fox might have been sniffing around – I’d seen tracks in the grass, a little digging near an empty chicken tractor – but I wasn’t sure. Maybe it was just rats and stuff. It’s good to now know for sure, but the next question is “what am I supposed to do about it”?!
I’m thinking it might be worth investing in a fox trap. I’d love to hear from anyone with experience with trapping foxes. What type of trap is best? Any tips for baits, placement, etc?