Fishing Cat Landscape Slideshow (PHOTOS)

Each day we tromp through fields of high grasses and morning glory covered landscapes to set up Mo’s camera trap and search for evidence of fishing cats.

One day after we found fresh fishing cat prints from a mother and a kitten living in the area, bulldozers moved in scraped up the earth in preparation for a new shrimp farm.  We had to pick up and move the camera trap to a new location. This is a story that repeats itself almost everyday we camera trap.

Each day we see more and more human activity in the fishing cat habitat from Styrofoam lunch boxes floating in streams to freshly drained ponds.

This slideshow (by Jo) illustrates what is increasingly the reality in Sam Roi Yot and shows how quickly the wetland landscape is changing into a hotbed of industrial shrimp farming activity.

Take a look.

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6 Responses to “Fishing Cat Landscape Slideshow (PHOTOS)”
  1. azleader says:

    Mo’s pictures showing the high grasses and your narrative provides a true “you are there” feeling.

    Its easy to see why fishing cats are so hard to locate and photograph.

    Thanks so much for your postings about the elusive, shy fishing cats.

    • catinwater says:

      Thanks Azleader – we love to hear feedback on our posts! In this case the photos are actually by Jo – Mo has some truly spectacular photos we hope to share with you in future blog posts. Best from fishing cat country!

  2. Jack Willson says:

    I have to admit that I didn’t know much about the natural habitat of fishing cats before. Once when we were fishing in Vancouver with my friend Jay, he even managed to convince me that we have to be careful not to stumble upon one of them. I did some research afterwards and I have to tell that it is fascinating animal. I admire the work you’re doing guys. Your photos are amazing and I find the narrative part very informative.

  3. Pete Cutter says:

    Great photos! They really capture the essence of Khao Sam Roi Yod.

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