We'd heard noises in this cupboard, and caught mice here last year, but I was a little surprised to get pictures of a visitor the first night I setup the cameras at this location. Now switching to the second camera positioned closer which benefited from the indirect illumination (and was actually in focus):
Cute little chap, and he didn't fall for the (unbaited) live trap. I must buy some more peanut butter... that worked very well last autumn!
Now back to the first camera (which had the four IR LEDs on it) to catch the exit - this was just a quick inspection visit lasting under thirty seconds:
Here's a quick shot (with flash) of how the cameras were setup in this cupboard under the sink - you can see how the mice get in via the hole cut for the plumbing:
Clearly as with my iterative improvements to the LED placement for birdbox usage, I could do a bit better with the infrared illumination. But this was the first positive result in a live test for my Raspberry Pi 24V passive POE system, using a 40m ethernet cable and two webcams :)
A mouse returned the following two nights (still no bait in the trap), and managed to disarm the trap, probably just by jumping on top of it which could easily tip it and close the door:
|Trap disarmed by jumping on it?|
Update: Successful outdoor camera testing.