Thursday, November 1, 2012

BFFs

Here are a couple pictures of a black-footed ferret on the CMR.  We were out as a class a few weeks ago to help with trapping for one night.  The black-footed ferret is the rarest mammal in North America and the population we were helping to survey only contained fifteen individuals.  The purpose for trapping was to reapply a black dye to the ferret's neck that signifies it has been vaccinated and accounted for. 

These pictures were not taken manually.  I didn't want to risk using a wrong setting for pictures of a mammal that I may never see again.  Therefore I simply used the automatic setting.  I also have little experience with trying to snap pictures at night with headlamps as a lighting source.  So enjoy-




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