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5.0 out of 5 stars Great rodent tracker!!!!, April 27, 2012
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This review is from: Motion-Activated Mini Spy Camera with Night Vision and 10-Day Battery Life and 1-Year Warranty by SpygearGadgets (Electronics)
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After seeing evidence of a rat, and no luck catching it, I decided to try using this camera to capture it on video, if not in a nice, baited trap.

Upon arrival of the camera, I was initially disappointed to not see any option for adjusting the sensitivity of the IR detector, as I had seen on other cameras advertised (I was worried that the factory adjustments wouldn't be sensitive enough to detect something as small as a rat). Oh well, I thought, I'll give it a try and if it doesn't work I can always throw it into the vast pile of other useless electronic junk that I seem to be addicted to buying off of the internet.

Using the factory settings for video capture time (30sec), I mounted the camera on a tripod, in our kitchen, and aimed it in the vicinity of where we've been seeing evidence (droppings, puffballs of fiberglass insulation, etc). I turned the unit on at 11pm and went to bed not expecting much.

After waking up the next day, I went about my business, not being overly excited about the camera; still convinced that it couldn't possibly be sensitive enough to detect a rat. I finally got around to retrieving the camera and attaching it to my PC with the included video cable (BTW, my unit did not come with a memory card, and had to purchase a 4GB one from Best Buy for $13 + tax. Be sure to buy one from Amazon as the price can't be beat).

Anyway, after attaching it to my PC, I opened up the camera's folder, and there were 15 videos, ranging in time from 30 sec to 90sec. Could the camera have actually caught one of the little son-of-a-guns?, I wondered? With anticipation, I opened up the very first video file and was pleasantly startled to see what I saw. There it was in all it's tiny glory, skittering around my kitchen floor, thumbing it's wiggly little nose up at me!

Based on my new-found knowledge of his whereabouts, I'm in the process of putting together a party for my little friend - a party from which he'll hopefully never return!
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 11, 2012, 4:12:39 AM PDT
Hicoteo says:
No wonder the rat is running around all night. That ticking clock is keeping him up!
Good video. I hope you get the bugger!

Posted on Sep 11, 2013, 12:03:19 PM PDT
M. Falkowski says:
Made me laugh!

Posted on Sep 19, 2013, 3:59:46 PM PDT
carl block says:
Oh well, I thought, I'll give it a try and if it doesn't work I can always throw it into the vast pile of other useless electronic junk that I seem to be addicted to buying off of the internet

lol me too me too, im working on it tho

Posted on Jan 6, 2014, 9:03:53 AM PST
stitch says:
dang! That's a big one. I think even garfield will be scared on that one. i hope you got mickey out of your house now :)
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