11 Amazing Camera Trap Photos from Mexico Taken By Kids

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A big part of my job is working with teachers to integrate my camera trap research into their classrooms. Students from around the world learn science during their school day by doing real science through our eMammal program. Since 2014, students around Guadalajara in Mexico have been setting camera traps around their schools. Here are the 11 amazing camera trap photos from Mexico all taken by kids!

Hooded Skunk

hooded skunk Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
I love this photo. Seriously, how cute is this hooded skunk?

Ocelot

ocelot Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Ocelot

This cat is so cute, I had to post two photos!

ocelot Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Ocelot
roadrunner Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Roadrunner

Grey Fox

grey fox Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Grey fox

Grey Fox AND Spotted Skunk

Grey fox spotted skunk Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
This is a GIF I made of a spotted skunk following a grey fox.
puma Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Puma (also known as cougar or mountain lion)

Coyote

coyote Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Coyotes on the move.

Ringtail

ringtail Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Ringtail

Jaguarundi

Jaguarundi Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Jaguarundi
Jaguarundi Camera Trap Photos from Mexico
Jaguarundi kittens too!

We couldn’t have done this without the children setting camera traps. We use their camera trap photos from Mexic to study the abundance, behavior, and conservation of these animals.

Here are some of the amazing students that set the camera traps!

To purchase your own camera trap to take amazing photos, check out “7 Reasons Why Reconyx Hyperfire is the Best Camera Trap.”

Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 15 years of experience on mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach.┬áRead her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.

5 thoughts on “11 Amazing Camera Trap Photos from Mexico Taken By Kids

  1. These are all really great shots! Good camera placement! I bet they are so excited to see what they caught on their CamTrap’s! I was just trying to imagine how excited I’d been as a young child to have had technology like this! It’s just exciting that these children today using these could be inspired to shape their career’s that go in directions of working with animals.

    I am seriously considering asking a few customers that live out in the country if I can place a camera trap out on their property. I know so many places I could stick them but too many people hike the area’s and I am scared someone would figure a way to get it off the tree I’d like to lock it to.

    Anyhow Thank-you for sharing these Dr. Schuttler! Really appreciate your time and all you do.

    1. I know! I would have loved this as a kid. These photos are surprising to us as scientists too! Yes, you should definitely ask if you can do that. Most people are really excited to have camera traps put on their property and see all of the animals they never get to see otherwise.

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