Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trophy Cam Critter Update

Our Meadow Vista night-vision robotic motion sensor camera has been pretty busy lately. These pictures were automatically taken in September and October 2010. There are definitely advantages (and disadvantages) to knowing what the local fauna are doing late at night and early in the morning when you're not looking.

Some of the forest creatures are pretending to be super cute!!

Kissing Deer

Cute Fawn Baby

But some night creatures are not quite-so-cute (or they forget that they're on camera):

Deer Licking

Deer Scratching

Coyote Squatting

See our full gallery of trophy-cam photos at our popular Rural Mysteries Flickr Page.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Inovative Deer Wrangling Techniques

This really happened, and it happened by accident. Really.

Here's the series of events, as best as we can piece them together, that led to what you're seeing in these mysterious pictures:
  1. A semi-anonymous Meadow Vista resident disconnected one end of a dog-run and coiled the cable next to a tree in a flower garden in his side yard.
  2. A few years later, a hungry and distracted buck decided to eat some plants from the flower bed.
  3. When the full and satisfied deer started to leave for another neighbors garden, he notices a tugging on his antlers.
  4. Soon, the human heard the struggling and noticed that one end of his dog-run was still attached to the tree, but the other end of the cable was tangled in the rack of a humongous buck's antlers!
  5. The human called his neighbor and said, "I think we're going to need a bigger boat... load of courage and ingenuity to untangle this buck."
Stay tuned for part six of this story...