Barry Tackles “Wild Porkers” in the Forest of Dean
One of our customers’ was having real problems with wild boar in The Forest of Dean. “They are very destructive animals and extremely skittish – they can pick up human scent far sooner than deer and are less visible because their lower height hides them in long grass”.
Wild boar used to be a captive animals in the U.K but have adapted remarkably well to the wild. They were released by sympathetic activists who were ignorant of how they would behave when freed. In recent years their population has exploded and having no natural predators, the population have become quite a nuisance. They are also dangerous and unpredictable to walkers and children when disturbed and their above average weight can add to their ferocity.
Barry bought a FLIR Scout II-640 thermal imager and we asked him for feedback. Referring to the above, he emailed “this wouldn’t have been possible without the thermal camera” These shots were taken the night he collected the FLIR Scout and endorse why thermal cameras are so useful. He used to use night vision which relies on magnifying reflective light which means you can’t get images on very dark cloudy nights or when animals are hidden by shadows and undergrowth. The camera in question was supplied with a 35mm lens giving approx 1,000 m detection range for a mature dear or a man size object.
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The FLIR Scout II 640 is an advanced infrared thermal camera. With a 640×512 sensor and a man-sized detection range of 1140m it enables the user to see for great distances regardless of visibility. The rubber armoured body shell with a textured underside also allows for a secure grip whether it’s used in the wet or dry.