Impressions: hair identification

Another milestone reached: all the identifications are done! Of course, there are still some elusive kills and scat which I'll never be 100% sure on, but not from lack of trying. The last step for identifying species once all other methods had failed was looking at hair cuticle scale patterns. This requires making an impression … Continue reading Impressions: hair identification

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A few more caracal lunches, and some mystery claws!

Ongoing student protests at UCT have really slowed things down, as many of my student volunteers have been unable to come to campus. It has been a very tumultuous time, with anxiety levels high. As a result I have not managed to process many samples. Nevertheless, there have been a few interesting ones! One of … Continue reading A few more caracal lunches, and some mystery claws!