On 2 July 2013, researchers from the Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project in Thailand captured unprecedented video of a young wild Fishing Cat fishing. They set up this video trap after several nights of cats raiding fish traps of local farmers. They modified a pond that was already in use by the cats in order to encourage the fishing in front of their cameras.Two different Fishing Cats visited this pond that night. In the coming days, the team hopes to film even more exciting video of the cats going after their prey of choice, perhaps with more splashing involved.
Watch how Namfon and her team plan to film a Fishing Cat going after fish in the wild.
Both videos are by courtesy of Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project, Thailand
Produced by Passanan Cutter, Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project, Thailand, in summer 2009
Produced by Passanan Cutter, Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project, Thailand, in spring 2009