Spotted Saturday’s

Camera Traps….a vital tool used in the research carried out by the Najas Project.

To study snake behaviour within their chosen habitats our field researchers place devices in situ and analyse images to collect data. Camera traps are set up on timelapse mode. Unfortunately ‘PIR ‘(movement detection) is not effective for documenting cold blooded animals, however, timelapse allows us get an insight into the lives of these secretive animals.

Attached is a female Naja kaouthia who on this occasion inhabited a termite mound.

Our camera traps last for approximately three days post-placement, therefore, unsurprisingly we also capture images of the vast amount fauna within Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve.

Every Saturday – ‘Spotted Saturday’s’ – we will present these interesting and sometimes amusing images.

Enjoy!

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