Field Day 7: Endangered baby fishing cat caught on film fishing in the wild! [VIDEO]
On July 2, 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. You can see at about one minute in a fish pokes its head up out of the water as the fishing cat reaches a paw, and then dips its head back down into the water as the cat taps again.
To get the amazing footage, Namfon and her team modified a pond that was already in use by the cats in order to encourage them to fish in front of her cameras.Two different fishing cats visited this pond that night.
In the coming days, we hope to film even more exciting video of the cats going after their prey of choice, perhaps with more splashing involved.