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Badger camera ends transmission – Summary of events

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 01.12.2018 - 16:14

Summary by Tiit Huntwww.rmk.ee
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 29.11.2018

The badger camera ends a season rich in events, “custom made” compared to earlier seasons in the sense that the animals pleased the watchers with being often present in camera view and not leaving the home hillock in summer for any longer periods.

A tiny whimpering cub could be seen already on the third day on-line between the jaws of the badger mother coming out of the burrow. The cub was brought to the outskirt of the sett to a freshly arranged nest. A second cub was transported in the same way a couple of hours later.

At least seven raccoon dog pups saw daylight in the badger sett with nineteen burrow openings The bustling of the “city folks” lasted day and night.

VIDEO: Looking at the doings of one of Europe's most numerous mammals

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 29.11.2018 - 21:18

Video Karl Adamiwww.karladami.com/et/

Photo Arne Ader

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 23.11.2018 




Bank vole       Harilik leethiir or leethiir       Myodes glareolus


The bank voles are most intensely busy when dusk arrives, but in the current weather, with little natural daylight and generally grey, in daytime too.

Video: Installing a trail camera and why raccoon dogs chewed off the leads of the children’s camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 27.11.2018 - 22:31

The children of the Kiviõli school 2nd form made an interesting forest trip to set up a trail camera in a clump of trees near the school together with their parents and teacher Jaanika Merirand. For the children the trail camera was a novelty. What do the children hope to see in it? Ken Romet would like to see a hare, Isabella an elk, Kaspar - roe deer, bear, lynx, marten, badger. Badgers, raccoon dogs and roe deer are definitely present in the forest and the trail camera is already transmitting their activities.

VIDEO: Jackals in winter fur

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 26.11.2018 - 10:15

Video recorded by Urmas Lettwww.eenet.ee
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 21.11.2018



Jackal, Golden jackal      Šaakal or harilik šaakal      Canis aureus

If the jackals still appeared to be rather skinny in early November then in this video from November 20  they look well fed and quite round  in their fresh winter furs.

Despite the temptation the cautious creatures keep away from the bait: the genetic memory of the species holds memories of how they were destroyed by poisons added to the bait in their established habitats.

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