We use trail cameras set up throughout the state to capture images of swift fox. The information we gather about where we find swift fox versus where we do not find them allows us to build models which can predict what the best habtiat conditions are for this species. We use a program called Timelapse Image Analyser to document the presence of swift fox in our study sites, as well as a suite of other species (see Photos).
Check out this Nebraska Stories video from NET news, where Lucia demonstrates how she sets up trail cameras in western Nebraska!
Graduate student Lucia Corral sets up a trail camera along a fence line in Western Nebraska. Swift Fox and other canid often travel along fence lines or small trails, making them a good place to capture a photo of and unexpecting passerby.