Welcome to the Big Cats In Britain Wildlife Trigger Camera Blog

Welcome to the Big Cats In Britain Wildlife Trigger Camera Blog

The Big Cats in Britain organisation, (BCIB), predominately searches for evidence of native and non native feline species living in the British Countryside. Part of our research includes the use of wildlife trigger cameras, also known as stealth cams or trail cams . These operate using infra-red technology to take pictures of any animal that passes the camera.

Our members have dozens of these cameras in various locations around the British Isles, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

This blog is dedicated to showing the general public, the animals we have captured on camera. These images are small snapshots of the diversity of animal life that can be found in our countryside.

We hope you enjoy them.......................

All images are copyright of the BCIB, if you wish to use any of these images online or in the media, please contact us first to obtain permission.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Mystery Animal from Dorset

We have a new researcher on board, Joe Parkes, and he has sent in several videos from his camera in Dorset. We will be posting the rest of them over the next few weeks. Today however we get a chance to look at a very intriguing video from him.

Your thoughts would be most welcome.


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  2. I am assuming the camera was set over 50cm above ground level, in which case from the ear shape and whisker pattern it looks very much like a leopard. It is clearly investigating the camera, but seemingly intentionally avoiding direct exposure in front of it

  3. I always set the lens of my trail camera at 75cm above ground level as it seems to give the camera a slightly better range than when it's low down. When I put the camera on this private nature I was trying to capture a Lynx which has been spotted in the area a small number but I believe this to be an even larger cat species. It is certainly not a deer, Badger or Fox as I have numerous videos of these close to the camera and the whiskers and ears are completely different.

  4. It should have read nature reserve and small number of times.

    1. Well done there Joe Parkes, it seems you have caught what could be the best close up footage [albeit partial] of a large cat in the UK to date. I hope you have further luck and eventually get the cat into full shot. However, this may take you some time, as living in a very densely populated country is not the same as vast wild areas in other parts of the world, the cats here are constantly looking out for danger from people and as such are very suspicious of anything new and take ages to get used to changes in their environment; but be patient without moving the cameras and you just might get lucky.

  5. IT'S A MOTH !!!!!!

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