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Critter Cam

This is another nice buck, we’ve been seeing several this year – the big atypical deer, and another 8 pointer with not quite as nice a rack as this one.  There are several lesser bucks, some spikes and forkhorns.  Saw one last night with one side broken off leaving him with a slender forked antler on one side.

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Critter Cam

Critter Cam

Random Wildlife

PICT6245(1600x1200)This fox is really becoming familiar to us.  I pooh-poohed the idea that he was eating the corn but I’ve since changed my mind on that.  Pretty sure now that he does.  Here it looks like he is startled by something.PICT6248(1600x1200)This is a nicely lit photo that shows his fur to advantage.  The deer, squirrels, and birds have eaten all of the corn but Mrs J will soon replenish the pile.

Random Wildlife – Wild Turkey

20160331_153158 (1600x1060)I fumbled my phone out to catch this one as she walked away.  Took it at max zoom from out of the truck window as we returned from a run to town.  Here’s a closer look, from our backyard trail camera:PICT4540 (1600x1060)

Random Wildlife

PICT1672 (1600x1060)Here’s a white tailed deer with a pair of wood ducks.  I can just make out some lumps on his head where antlers will soon be showing.

Random Wildlife – Big Kitteh!

PICT1645 (1600x1060)We were thrilled to see this bobcat captured by the camera we have set up at the back pond.  I’ve never seen one in person although Mrs J has.  She ran across one a few years ago while out walking the dogs.  We’ve viewed literally thousands of photos from these cameras over the years – this is our first bobcat.

Lynx rufus

Random Wildlife

PICT0753 (1600x1060)I can’t tell if this fox is pooping or if it is just trying to keep its tail dry.  I wonder if those words have ever been written in that same order?

Random Wildlife

PICT0135 (1600x1060)A nice looking red fox, captured yesterday by one of our wildlife cameras.  It’s probably the same fox I saw Katie chase from the yard the other day.  I saw her tearing after something and caught just a glimpse of red fur and matchstick leg disappearing into the trees north of the house.  Kate came prancing back, proud of herself, beaming, head high and stub tail erect.  Guardian of the pack.

Random Wildlife

PICT0994 (1600x1060)Ginger spends a lot of time down by the squirrel feeder.  I keep telling him about “watched pots” but he won’t listen.  The deer watches the watcher.  This is from a few days ago – sometimes we skip bringing in the memory chips for a few days and then have a hundred photos to scroll through, or more.  We discard 99% of them but occasionally there are a few we save.PICT1045 (1600x1060)Here’s the neighbor’s mackerel patterned kitteh, hunting mice early of a morning.PICT1065 (1600x1060)Another neighbor kitteh, he’s a smokey gray male that used to visit more often until he was adopted by another neighbor.PICT1599 (1600x1060)A doe and her twin fawns, captured by another camera on the other side of the house.  They still have their spots but they are slowly fading away as they grow older.PICT1581 (1600x1060)We see turkeys fairly often.