We installed the camera at Buffelshoek Dam in September of 2006. This was a long time before we actually went LIVE on the internet. Throughout the summer while we were preparing to bring you WildEarth, Buffelshoek was abundant with buffalo and elephant. The marula trees then started to fruit and the elephant action was huge. One young bull elephant found it terribly amusing to constantly dig up and pull out all our cabling and equipment. As a result we didn’t have Buffelshoek when we went LIVE.
After spending a great deal of time and money repairing his damage only to have him keep coming back and doing it all again, we decided we needed to out smart the elephant…..
We buried our set of cables deep in the ground and above them we put in a fake cable pipe. This worked like a charm. He had something to play with and we had our camera working. Even now, every week or two we still have to go and make sure that his toy pipe is available.
Once again thanks for all of your support and we hope that you enjoy the new waterhole camera.