Let me quickly introduce myself!
I am Valentin from Switzerland and I started studying Biology in university. I am pretty much interested in all moving things, but especially in birds, crickets and mammals. Mammals seem to be the most difficult though… But who can resist beauties like Ribbon Seal, snow leopard, white bats and solenodons.
I have had some basic success, especially while travelling (wild Orang Utan, Long-nosed monkey and some others while in Indonesia, Potto, Small sun squirrel, Common kusimanse, Western tree hyrax and heard-only chimpanzee in Cote d’Ivoire), but I still have a lot to learn. Spotlighting by foot was quite successful, but so far I have no experience with trapping or spotlighting by car. And this is where you come in! I have some questions where so far I have not found a really satisfying answer.
- Is there books or something else with tips and tricks?
- For car spotlighting: Is a strong handheld torch enough or is a (big) spotlight connected to the car the better option?
- Have you ever had trouble entering a country with the traps (or nets) or with the trapping itself (some officials demanding licences and so on)?
My next (big) goal in Switzerland is Wild cat, my next trip will be to Cuba, where besides many birds and culture I hope to see some hutias.
Depending on my success, you will eventually read trip reports from me.
If you want to contact me, my e-mail is bysalmerAThotmail.com.