Like (Four-legged) Ships in the Night

Checked our outdoor game camera we have set up to catch all that goes bump in the night (or during the day when we’re not looking), and it seems our deer are back again…

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Just cruising on through the back yard salad bar…

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Can’t really tell if that little reflection in the woods the deer seems to be looking at is the eye of another deer or just a random bit of IR reflection from something else.

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And lo and behold even Opie our friendly neighborhood Opossum made an appearance. (You might have to click on the picture and zoom in a bit).


Bump in the Night

In living next to a heavily wooded area, I’ve always been curious what may be coming through the property at night. Previously we’ve seen a wide variety of birds of course, but we’ve also seen deer, opossums,and rabbit on random occasion. Towards the end of last year, I received an outdoor camera as a gift. Ever since, we’ve been checking the images taken at night (and daytime as well) when we’re not watching.

The camera is motion-activated and this can sometimes result in numerous photos to wade through that are nothing more than random birds and squirrels, or moving branches in view of the lens. However, occasionally we are surprised to find nighttime travelers that frequent our back yard. (You can click on the pictures to increase their size)

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Deer on the Move


From What We Can Tell – A Fox


One of Many Rabbit Appearances

These pictures are from the last few weeks when it was quite cold at night. We look forward to seeing what else is going bump in the night around here as Spring continues to arrive!

A Deer of a Different Color

This deer frequented our back woods when we first moved into the neighborhood. On catching sight of it, we weren’t sure what it actually was until it raised its head and looked at us. We had only caught sight of its tail and sides and then realized it was a deer. In searching online I believe (correct me if I am wrong) this is called a piebald deer.

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Several of our other neighbors have noticed it before as well and we’re all quite protective of it and the other deer that roam our new neighborhood. We fear that local hunters will hunt it only for the fact that it is different and we are concerned no one has seen it in a very long while. Unfortunately, hunting is allowed within a very uncomfortable distance of our homes and thus the deer. Hopefully we will see it again someday soon; if we’re lucky, we may see a fawn or two in the spring perhaps.