Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Best camera trap video of all time

Did I get your attention?

Yes folks, I'm loudly and PROUDLY making the statement that THIS video is the best you'll ever see. If you're a follower, you know I've been in the Florida Keys interning at the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key. In addition to Key deer, a smaller subspecies of white-tailed deer, we have a variety of other critters in the Lower Keys.

Watch this 30 second video (with sound!) as a domestic cat almost becomes a midnight snack for this American alligator. Yes, we have 'gators in the Keys. And this guy/gal is a regular visitor to our popular "Blue Hole", a freshwater pond with observation deck and informational panels.


To join the fun on our Facebook page, "like" the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex! The comments are....::AHEM::....interesting.


  1. WOW! You've really outdone yourself with this video! This is easily one of the best I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I wonder if it would be as popular if the cat was caught. Great video.

  3. So close, but far enough to be safe!!! where are you now, further north? Did I see a link on LinkedIn that you are indeed. Hope all is going well for you, Cheers, Jean.

  4. Wow, that is an amazing trail cam video!! I found this while researching the possibility of camera trapping reptiles, because I was not sure if, being cold blooded, reptiles would trigger the camera. In your video, it was the cat that already triggered the camera before the alligator came into view. So my question is, have you ever known an alligator or other reptile to trigger a camera trap?


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