|Ocelot with prey at ASPER CREEK|
I decided that when the sun came up, that I take a walk on our Loop trail and check the pictures on the cameras and see what turned up.
This is what I saw:
But wait a minute...that rat is alive. Of course, I asked myself a question...why would she be carrying it away from the capture site and why would it be alive. I could not answer for a few more weeks and I checked the cameras once again.
In the meantime I had retraced the steps the Ocelot had taken with her prey. The color photo was first, followed by the eye-shine photo and ending up with the cat in what we call Asper Creek.
Here was the order of her travel:
After I had collected the memory cards from the cameras again it became apparent as to why she was carrying a live rat for a distance of several hundred meters and risk dropping it or something worse along the way. She had a Kitten!
Chere's last kitten was in quite a few videos, including these classisc:
Thanks for visiting and watching the videos...we'll see you next time.