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BushCam Adventures attempts to share some of the amazing images, stories and insights that I've collected during my camera-trapping adventures.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Following a Wallowing

I had a camera set up at a water-hole recently and returned to find it covered in mud. Not just a little muddy, but plastered with mud! The sensor and flash cover were caked with the stuff but, luckily, the lens appeared clear. I was pretty sure that a warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) had done the dirty deed since the camera was mounted at a height of about 40cm. Warthogs are great wallowers and love to rub off the mud on a convenient tree or stump.

However, when I saw these images I soon realized that one shouldn't presume anything too quickly!

It was a youngish black rhino (Diceros bicornis) and they're usually not very respectful of human property. I'm grateful that I still have a camera in good working order.