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I used to have a trail camera that took lots of videos but the trouble with them is that you can’t see the results until the following morning. A couple of years ago I was given a set of wi-fi cameras (Amazon Blink) and although they are quite expensive they have been great when it comes to rescuing injured hogs due to the fact that you can see “live” videos and act immediately. I saw a hog with an injured leg but didn’t know where it was nesting so moved the cameras around the garden until I could pin down where it was and was able to catch it and take it to hog rescue. Another hog with another injured leg sparked an alert from the camera app and I was able to go down the garden and pick it up before it moved away. Both had to have their back legs amputated and were eventually released back into the garden, one going on to have four babies. The cameras take two batteries each and depending on how many times they trigger the batteries can last two or three months or longer. I have them set for ten second videos with a re-trigger time of ten seconds so usually end up with many videos. Although expensive these cameras are well worth it for wildlife watching.