Spotlighting techniques

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Subject: Spotlighting techniques
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 18:16:01 +1000
Further to Damian Kelly's excellent advice, I would comment that it is
essential to look along the beam to get eye reflections from possums (and I
assume, from other creatures).  Hold the spot light at waist level and you
don't see the reflection.

So it is best to have a spotlight that straps around your forehead.  This
also leaves your hands free, for example to use binoculars - which can be
held upside down to accommodate the spotlight.

Perhaps the best eye-reflections of all are those from saltwater crocodiles
- easily seen half a kilometre away, with a sufficiently powerful spot.  And
best seen from within the safety of a boat.  Don't go near the water's edge
on foot at night in croc. country!


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