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Mammals of Nova Scotia

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July 6, 2009: Back to the trapline

Tree_cam Here we go, starting off the second week setting our traps in a different area of the farm. Also, to make sure that what we learned last week is still in our mind, so we all set off on a two-hour nature study walk, noting down any signs of mammals on and around the edge of the trails. Our team came across signs of deer, rabbit, coyote and signs of porcupines raking the trees, and we spotted a red squirrel as well. After this we went back to the forest area to check our camera traps and to see if there was any bait left on the ground from Friday afternoon. All our bait was gone, so we do have photos on the camera ... but of what we will find later on in the week. We wrapped up the day with tea back at the main house.

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Paul Smelter, maintenance technician Pt Henry smelter, Victoria, Australia