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This is a camera trapped image of a polecat taken in the Hoo Brook Wood. I have improved contrast courtesy of pair of tights, provided by my wife, stretched over the infrared camera flash to reduce its intensity. Having kept and used polecats as a lad, I have a soft spot for them, and I could tell many stories involving polecats and rats. This one is a real beauty.

Sunrise: 07.05 Sunset: 06.54 I downloaded 145 images from my Otterholt-cam today. These are three of the more intriguing images that I thought might be of an otter when first viewed on a small screen; however, when viewed on my computer screen this evening, it is plain that the visitor is a polecat. There is a time difference of two hours between the first and second images, and two days between the second… Read More

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