Tuesday Trailcam-Takes, Aardvark! A trailcam mammal-lifer.

My trail camming posts are starting off with a bang in 2019. I finally found an animal I have been hoping to capture for so long, an Aardvark. It was the most exciting thing I have found in a long time and to top that, the Aardvark was very curiously pushing his/her nose into the camera.

This spot really delivered when it came to diversity. We are currently getting loads of rain, so the road is basically a dam just after it rained. I left the camera a few days and besides the Aardvark, I found several Large Spotted Genets, an African Wildcat, a hare, a very large rat (Your welcome to help me out on the species in the comments if you know), a Common Buzzard taking a sip from the rainwater puddle on the road and also a Slender Mongoose. I hope you enjoy the video I have compiled.

  17 comments for “Tuesday Trailcam-Takes, Aardvark! A trailcam mammal-lifer.

  1. Linda Oosthuizen
    January 8, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Oh my word that is sooooooo awesome! Best way to start the year!! Not jealous at all;-)))

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    • January 8, 2019 at 5:14 am

      So glad I can make you jealous for a change🤪🤪🤪


      • Linda Oosthuizen
        January 8, 2019 at 6:12 am


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  2. loufrafer
    January 8, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Woww, lots of wildlife….., it’s Africa after all ! Stay safe.

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    • January 8, 2019 at 7:34 am

      I don’t often capture so many species on the same spot, but it is amazing. Thanks


  3. January 8, 2019 at 8:56 am

    This is fantastic – the Aardvark especially so!

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  4. Sueann L Walz
    January 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Awesome photos! We’ve been to Africa 4 times and I love seeing the animals again!

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  5. January 9, 2019 at 1:50 am

    How awesome is that! I’m very jealous!

    The rat is the Giant Pouched Rat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_giant_pouched_rat

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    • January 9, 2019 at 4:15 am

      Thank you! I just found that out last night as well. This rat was involved in demining in Mozambique, how awesome is that?

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      • January 9, 2019 at 8:13 am

        That is a real feather in the cap for this rat at least – most people cringe at the thought of rodents but for us it is only the exotic “house rat” and “house mouse” that are truly vile creatures.

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      • January 9, 2019 at 8:31 am

        True. I love seeing wild mice and rats in the Bush though.

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  6. February 5, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Amazing footage! And that rat?? Mildly alarming but WOW!


    • February 5, 2019 at 8:47 am

      Haha. Yes that rat is scary!! I was amazed at all of the animals.


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