Trailcam – I found the owner of these tracks.

Dirty Crocs and a pair of mystery tracks. 

I found these tracks in the road and asked some experts what they think it is. Some suggested Caracal and Serval, but most were of opinion that it is Civet. I really wanted to see what it was, and I hoped that it was Serval… I would love to see Serval on the farm, or at least know they are here. 

First I tried to find a side game-track which I thought it would use, but no luck. In the end, I resorted to putting my trail-cam on the main farm road, where I saw the tracks for several days on the same path, going on for almost a kilometre. I don’t like putting my camera up where there could be more people-movement, however, it seems it blended in well.

The first night I had the camera up on this spot, I found the mystery animals tracks the next morning, on the road just out view of the camera. Frustrating.

I, however, decided not to move it but keep it there as I was sure it was going to walk the road again as it did before and I was right… African Civet. 

And the maker of the Mystery tracks is indeed the African Civet. 
Screen-grab of video, for those that are unable to watch the video.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. I couldn’t view the video do you have a picture of the animal

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    1. lizamroux says:

      I am wondering why you couldn’t view the animal? Internet connection? Will try to send a picture now.

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    2. lizamroux says:

      I edited the article to add a screen-grab of the video. I also have nice pics of the Civet in this post.
      https://countrylivingsa.blog/2018/11/19/trailcam-fun-my-first-trail-cam-post-from-mozambique/

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  2. Linda Oosthuizen says:

    Mmm my previous comment disappeared… let’s try that again..;-)

    Wow, your trails cam certainly reveils some very interesting animals around the house! It must be very exciting to check the cam every morning!!

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    1. lizamroux says:

      It is great. You can imagine how dissapointed I was the one day, when the tracks of the Civet stopped just short of the Trailcams reach!! Btw. Really enjoyed Steven’s story today!

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      1. Linda Oosthuizen says:

        Haha yes, that must have been frustrating! Glad you got it in the end!!
        Ah thank you! I will show steven all the comments when he is back from pta!! Xxx

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      2. lizamroux says:

        Ah does he have Btech contact week again?

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      3. Linda Oosthuizen says:

        No, a sub unfortunately;-)

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    2. lizamroux says:

      You should get a trailcam!!!

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      1. Linda Oosthuizen says:

        Someone in Holland got one for me. It just needs to get here!! Soon! Lol.

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      2. lizamroux says:

        🙂 Are they sending it?

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      3. Linda Oosthuizen says:

        One of my best friends will hopefully bring it with when she comes to visit for Christmas!

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    1. lizamroux says:

      Dit hou my besig 😉

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  3. That is such a cool animal to find. Glad you set up the cam to know who the little guy was.

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  4. hammockmomma says:

    Oh how awesome! I love finding critter tracks!

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