The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Saturday, January 19th, Day 269 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
The “Watch” received word from one of our White Springs resident wildlife monitors about a new undertaking. For years wildlife enthusiasts have employed all manner of technology and equipment and a variety of techniques and approaches to capture photos of both plentiful and scarce wildlife throughout the greater White Springs’ region. One of the approaches has been to employ hidden, virtually undetectable, self-contained wildlife cameras both with and without remote wireless access. The various cams encompass a wide variety of capabilities including low and high resolution, daylight and total darkness, wide angle and telephoto, still and video, and audio and more. Typically, these Cams have been placed along the Suwannee River on animal trails, in burrows, around lairs, in or near nesting sites and more. Depending on the specific equipment and application, individual units operate unattended for months to years and broadcast wireless continuously, periodically or on demand.
As you may recall, last Spring, several wildlife enthusiasts came together and installed a number of motion activated Rhatt Cams to capture the Ratt’s slithering to ad from his lair. This program turned out to be extremely successful. It captured the Ratt’s slithering and non-slithering modes, a number of the Ratt’s suppliers as well as numerous visiting “Cousins”. In fact, Ran Howard and Rod Reiner sought and used portions of the videos capture by these Rhatt Cams for preparation and production of the “Watch” that premiered recently. Apparently the group of enthusiasts came together and decided to expand their still and video capture of the Ratt, his “Gang of Three” and the “Out of Towner” Lapdog “Just keep paying me” Tebow.
Over the last several weeks, the enthusiasts reviewed all of the worksites for Town Administration and Staff. They developed a plan on how to monitor each of the sites and more in such a manner that the schedules, locations and in some caes, even the activities of every Town employee could be captured and analyzed.
To ensure the highest quality data, the plan’s data collection system includes multiple camera and server redundancies, GPS locationing, time synced date and time stamping, real time calibration and more. According to the group’s spokesperson, the collection methods and data quality should be the highest quality, easily able to withstand the scrutiny of any law enforcement or judicial agency in the Nation. To implement their plan, individuals from the group met with property owners adjacent to each of the Town’s work-sites. They sought and secured Contractual Agreements to install and maintain Cams and collect audio and visual data on the ingress, egress and activities of Town staff and others with regard to each site. As a result, they were able to position every hidden Cam called for in their plan as well as take advantage of a few opportunities suggested by property owners to secure the data they were unaware could be available. All together, nearly five dozen hidden Cams were installed and tested and have been collecting data for several weeks. They got some neat pics of the Lapdog.
Can you imagine what we could learn when this group of enthusiasts make their data available to everyone, or at least law enforcement? Should provide for a great show. But you don’t need to wait for the pics to have an impact on the wasteful and illicit behavior of the Town Council and Staff. Get involved. Get up to speed on the Town’s challenges. Commit to eliminate all crime and corrution. Provide information or evidence on illicit activities by the Ratt, the “Gang of Three”, the Town Staff and the “Out of Towner” Lapdog to the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000.