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  1. Trapping Animals at Black Rock Forest Presented By: Zhi Kai Lim Ken Loh June 5, 2012

  2. What is Animal Trapping? Definition: • Animal Trapping is the capture of different organisms through the use of remote devices (e.g. Traps)

  3. Location: Upper Reservoir Figure 1: The map of the Upper Reservoir located in Black Rock Forest. Source: Google Maps Legend:  Location where traps were set

  4. Method Type of Traps • Tomahawk Traps (Large, Medium, Small) • Sherman Traps (Medium, Small) Figure 2: Row of the traps used for capturing animals Black Rock Forest Lodge June 1, 2012

  5. Method (cont.) Bait • Marshmallows • Peanut butter nut balls • Chicken Shreds(Cooked) Duration of Trapping • Traps were left for 13 Hours • From June 2, 7PM – June 3, 8AM Atmospheric Conditions • No rainfall • Temperature range from 13 – 20 ○C (55 – 68 ○ F)

  6. Animals Caught White Footed Mouse (Peromyscusleucopus) Order: Rodentia Position: Primary Consumer Figure 3: Pictures of the White Footed Mouse, Black Rock Forest June 3, 2012 Number Caught: 5 Trap used: Sherman (Small) and Sherman (Medium)

  7. Other Organisms Caught Milk SnakeLampropeltistriangulum Banded Slug Lehmanniavalentiana Number Caught : 1 Number Caught : 15 ~ 20

  8. Other Organisms Caught (Cont.) Eastern Newt Notophalmusviridescens Snapping Turtle Chelydraserpentina Number Caught: 3 Number Caught: 1

  9. Possible Conclusions • White footed Mice were the most active that night • Trap efficiency might have been affected by • Placement of bait & trap • Trapping Duration • Handling of Bait

  10. Acknowledgements Dr. Jeffrey Kidder Science Education DirectorBlack Rock Forest Consortium Charlene Chan Director of Advanced Science Research Program, Founder of International Student and Teacher Exchange Program Tan ChorkMeng Deputy Head, Integrated Programme, Temasek Junior College Tan KuangShing Deputy Head, Integrated Programme, Temasek Junior College Other Student Participants: Rachel Lau Caroline Rozaldo

  11. Thank You