It is clear that camera traps are useful for tracking muskrats and coypu. The Life MICA partners have already collected more than 2000 images of muskrats. More than 1000 coypu were also captured on image.
A nice advantage for the muskrat control is that other invasive species can also be seen on the camera images. A raccoon was spotted in the De Luysen area (Limburg, Flanders) in May. The raccoon is already widespread in Europe, but in Flanders the species is still on the rise and often remains under the radar.
Circulation of muskrats and coypu
Images like these can help to map the circulation of muskrats and coypu. They also can help with targeted management of the species.