Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sandia Labs cameras capture wild animals


IT S STILL UNCLEAR TONIGHT WHAT KIND OF WILD CAT MAULED A 5 YEAR OLD BOY IN THE SANDIAS OVER THE WEEKEND BUT TONIGHT WE HAVE VIDEO PROOF THERE ARE A LOT OF BIG CATS BEARS AND OTHER PREDATORS UP IN THE MOUNTAINS AND IN SOME PLACES WHERE YOU D LEAST EXPECT IT---CAMERAS CLICKING AWAY GADI SCHWARTZ IS HERE WITH THAT STORY WAY PAST THE OLD BOMB BUNKERS AND THE CRASH TEST SITES ON KIRTLAND---TO THE EAST---IS NATIONAL LAB PROPERTY WILD ANIMALS ROAM THOSE GROUNDS AND BIOLOGISTS ARE WORKING HARD TO KEEP THEM FAR FROM THEIR WORK PLACE---- WITH WATER AND A CAMERA 4 22 when we come and do our initial evaluation of the sight we look for footprints to see what animals we have 17 MILES AWAY FROM SANDIA S WORK AREAS-NEAR TIJERAS CANYON STEPHANIE SALINAS CHECKS HER FAVORITE LABORATORY 11 31 2 shot--- one of the things that we do is to make sure that when we are walking through this is looking for any of the scat we might see- document that information BUT SALINAS HOPES THIS ISN T THE ONLY SIGN BEARS LEFT BEHIND THIS IS A CAMERA BIOLOGISTS HAVE STRAPPED TO A POLE TO CAPTURE WILDLIFE IN ACTION 4 47 its a great scratching post so they will either nudge it or scratch it and we - we have had some occasions were the bears have taken the camera off and had some chew marks on them DOE HAS SET UP 2 STATIONARY CAMERAS AND A FEW THEY CAN MOVE AROUND TALK ABOUT GETTING UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL 25 11 this is the one that i love where he is jumping into the water laughing 28 11 and its almost some of these they are posing THE WATERING HOLES WERE PUT IN TO KEEP WILDLIFE LIKE MOUNTAIN LIONS FAR AWAY FROM LAB WORK SITES 28 45 there we have the three mountain lions there at night 28 59 usually when we see these groups its the female with her juveniles MOVEMENT IN THE MOUNTAINS---SOMET HING YOU DON T USUALLY SEE---AIMED AT MAKING SURE MAN AND WILDLIFE CAN CO-EXIST WITHOUT GETTING IN EACH OTHER S WAY 28 37 just another one of those perfect kind of shots YOU ARE PROBABLY WONDERING WHAT HAPPENS IF ANY OF THOSE BIG ANIMALS COME DOWN INTO POPULATED AREAS- SANDIA OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE A NO KILL POLICY SO THEY TRY AND SHOOT FOR RELOCATION BACK TO YOU THE BOY ATTACKED IN THE SANDIAS LAST WEEKEND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A FEW MORE DAYS 5 YEAR OLD JOSE SALAZAR JUNIOR IS NOW IN SATISFACTORY CONDITION SALAZAR S SCALP WAS NEARLY TORN OFF WHEN A WILD CAT DRAGGED HIM OFF A TRAIL DURING A HIKE WITH HIS PARENTS TODAY THE SALAZARS ARE OPENING AN ACCOUNT AT WELLS FARGO FOR ANYONE WHO D LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO HELP PAY FOR THE BOY S HOSPITAL

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