Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Eerie Night Images of Lion on Prowl

On February 8, our intrepid mouse team (L-R; Catherine Carney, Eden Gonzalez, Rada Petric, Jessica Briggs) had a thermal imaging camera set up high over a wooded area along Robertson Creek. They captured this great movie (click here) of a lion walking through the forest. Notice how the heat from the paws is transferred to the ground and slowly dissipates. A bat flies through the scene. The dark spots are stations where live traps are set as a part of their work on determining which mouse is singing and which other mice are nearby. The line in the upper left is the cable to the recording device and power supply on the ground.