Mereuch is beautiful! It’s an incredible oasis in the middle of the dry forest and it’s nestled next to the Srepok river. Gorgeous!
The Vietnamese border is barely 20 km from our location. The Cambodian handlers, Vong and Oudom, are great and training the dogs on wild scent has been moving along smoothly.
We head out for our 9 day, 50+ kilometer burn-in trek tomorrow and everyone is excited and ready to go, especially Sadie and Scooby. The burn-in is the time at the beginning of every field study taken to acclimate the dogs to the new climate and get them zeroed in on the wild target scent, which for this study is Indochinese tiger and leopard.