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Sunday, October 04, 2009
We used the large box cage trap for this capture because we had acclimated LF1 to its use over the summer by setting it up in the same way. By knowing her GPS locations we were able to find the kill and put it in the trap, making the chance of her returning and successfully being captured very high.
LF1 returned to the kill and approached the trap late in the evening, at 9:58 PM.
By 9:59PM she had entered and triggered the trap. There were many photos of her in the trap, but this one of her eating the kill while in the trap shows that she was at least calm enough to think about a snack.
By 12:05AM LF1 had been processed, re-collared, was waking up from the tranquilization, and about to be on her way.