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Family Night Buffet

We have a couple of game cameras out and I’ve posted still photos from them before.  We set it to take 10 second videos and have been enjoying the short clips it records of critters coming to where Mrs J lays out corn and sunflower seeds.  She said that these from the other night would be nice to load to the blog.  I tried a direct upload of the clips before but Word Press had “issues”. TaMara held my hand today and walked me through the YouTube upload procedure for the W4Dinner channel.  Finally managed to get ‘her done!

 

Enjoy!

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Yes, our puppy is learning!

We were amused, seeing this picture last month, that Jack had learned his lesson about approaching skunks and being all barky.

Reviewing last night’s take from the feedercam we were gobsmacked.

Not by the skunk being present.  Skunks are regular visitors at the feeder.  No, it was the next picture that did it.

It looks as if Jack and the skunk have reached an understanding.  We are hoping that news of this detente is transmitted throughout the land, until every skunk in the county knows that Jack is, if not a real pal, also not a threat.

 

 

Is our puppies learning?

Close call, but Jack didn’t get skunked this time.

White tailed skunks?

Skunks are not unusual at the feeder during the night.  These two have some striking coloration, though.

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Night Visions

We see deer every night, and often see raccoons and skunks.  Isn’t often we see them all together like this.  The skunk and the ‘coon are literally rubbing shoulders in the one picture.

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Winding Down

We usually run the feeder camera at night.  Mrs J grabs the memory card in the morning when she is replenishing the feeder so we can look at the previous night’s take and save interesting captures.  I was thinking the times stamped on the pics didn’t seem right so I brought the camera inside yesterday to check the clock setting-it was off by 2 hours or so.  I turned the camera on when I returned it to its housing.

The deer are there every night, a small buck showed the other day.  They are welcome, but the skunks are also showing every night now.  They are more troubling.  We don’t begrudge them their forage-the buffet is open to all-but we worry the dogs will meet them one night when they are let out for that last call for doggie business.  Oh well.

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