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× Over 400 species of birds are known to occur within the Park’s boundaries, and 57 mammals. Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Fea’s muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar.

Tiger at Baan Krang

22 Jan 2014 12:54 - 21 Aug 2014 13:44 #1626 by Paul T
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Just heard from KK that tourists saw and photographed a tiger at Baan Krang (Kaeng Krachan) yesterday!!!! Hope its true.

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22 Jan 2014 20:30 #1627 by onflipflops
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I'm off to Kaeng Kr.....

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22 Jan 2014 20:57 #1628 by onflipflops
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Seen and photographed...
I can't even think how I would react when it would ever happen to me.

Don't know after such news if I should even mention that I had my first cat sighting of the year yesterday. A split-second Leopard Cat sighting in KY, sadly without photographic evidence.
Recently installed an hd-video 'dashboard camera' (590baht) in the car. But the quality at night is very poor and I had to look at the footage several times before I discovered an unidentifiable little blob between all noise/ jpg-like artifacts in the left corner that disappears into the undergrowth next to the road, haha.

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23 Jan 2014 05:54 #1629 by Paul T
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I have just, this last week, put one in my car as well for those NP drives. Mine is very wide angle - not exactly what I was hoping for. I think even an elephant is going to look like a small blob on mine

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23 Jan 2014 07:56 #1630 by Painted Jezebel
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This is great! I was already packed to go there this Saturday, but only for a short trip (couple of days).

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23 Jan 2014 08:28 - 23 Jan 2014 08:33 #1631 by Paul T
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I had an insect trip there last week Les. Tough to find stuff just yet. I kept on the streams - about 7 or 8 butterfly species are very prominent in the stream crossings, no mass puddlings yet though. Lots of spiders apparent - my theory (based on NO science whatsoever ;+)) is that as there are less bugs around they have to become more active and hence visible. Surprisingly I saw a completely new plant hopper species to me. No photo though, just a crappy OOF video clip. Lots of large ant species about as well and very easy to photograph - nearly every fallen log was being used by them for stream crossings.

This was diurnals, I did not stay the night.

Do let me know if you find anything nice.
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23 Jan 2014 15:28 #1632 by onflipflops
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trekker wrote: I have just, this last week, put one in my car as well for those NP drives. Mine is very wide angle - not exactly what I was hoping for. I think even an elephant is going to look like a small blob on mine


Well, my first reason to put a dash-cam in the car was simply to have some kind of proof of what happened if one day a car crashes into my car, or have the possibility to simply point at it when a corrupt police officer is trying to get something from me, haha. Hope I will never need it for these purposes, and am definitely not scared of all this to happen, but since these cams are so cheap I thought what the heck, just put it in.
Only after that, I thought about the possible usefulness during game drives in the parks.
And now I'm starting to get interested in looking into something that has a bit higher quality, and perhaps put some bright additional lights on the car...

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24 Jan 2014 06:25 - 24 Jan 2014 06:26 #1633 by Painted Jezebel
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Thanks for the advice. To be honest, the primary reason for going is that both Antonio and I are going mad (islanditis again) stuck on Pha Ngan/Samui, where the weather has been appalling for the last 2 months (little rain, but constantly cloudy and windy).

The fact that there is little mass puddling could be a bonus as that makes it so difficult to get a photo of a lone specimen. Also, we also like the short forest paths, which have usually produced more interesting species.

Whereabouts was ths planthopper? I will look for it as that family is one I have started to get interested in, though obtaining ids is proving next to impossible.

P.S. If you don't hear from me again, the Tiger got me! :P

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04 Feb 2014 11:07 - 21 Aug 2014 13:37 #1662 by Paul T
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I don't know if the tiger got you Les, but we got the tiger!

We captured a double glimpse of one near one of our camera trap sets. Unfortunately the big cams have been down due to technical difficulties and programming issues (I sound like the BBC in the 70s) but we did get some low res B&W night video of it loping past!!

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04 Feb 2014 14:37 #1664 by onflipflops
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Good news! Good work!
What's the estimated number of tigers (and leopards) in KK? Does anyone have an idea?

Just got back from Huai Kha Khaeng.
No big cats sighted, but one Leopard Cat in daytime (10:25AM) on the Khao Hin Daeng Trail. First time for me to see it during the day.

Lots of Leopard scratches along the trail; is there an official name for these type of v-shaped tracks on the forest floor? One still showed some wet sand of urine drops(?).
Also one v-shaped marking of a tiger. And in a different area I found pug marks of tiger.
And on the Home of the Tiger trail were fresh leopard pug marks.

It amazes me how easy it is to find the tracks of these big cats in HKK. It makes me believe that setting up a hide for a while on the right spot would offer a good chance to see one.

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