It is so boring staying stuck inside for the deer gun season. Hubby doesn't like me going out in the woods at all for anything. However, I decided to take a short walk yesterday and refresh the camera SD cards in the woods.
Charlie and I both needed some outdoor air and some woods time. He needed more practice with his blaze orange vest. He did fine unless he was jumping logs and rocks. Sigh. So, on good trails, it is fine.
Still the colors keep him very visible. We were both in High Vis vests.
Anyway we found some amusing photos when we got back home.
Apparently some deer like 'Selfies'?
Deer are supposed to be spooked by cameras. I have two in the woods and they stay in the same spot all of the time year 'round.
Then this guy came through....Wow!
I put one camera at a place I figured was a deer crossing from the neighbor's meadow into our summer pasture. There is a lot of traffic by deer back and forth through this spot.
Bobcat visit in the middle of the day!
And a 10 minutes later? Do we have a second bobcat or did the original one circle around?
My neighbor commented that these bobcats were pretty big and I guess they do look large, and certainly much larger than Charlie.
However they have been around since 2017 and haven't bothered any large livestock in the area. Their main meals are squirrels, rabbits, chickens, and small mammals. Apparently they will eat woodchucks and that is fine by me!
It is unusual to catch one on camera during the daytime though.
I've seen Bobcat tracks a lot last winter in this very same spot so I am guessing that they are just using the 'game' trail.
This trail is well used by deer, squirrels, raccoon, 'possum, and once in a while by turkeys so it makes sense to see the Bobcat hunting!
It is rather fun to see what goes on in our forest.
We aren't doing anything special for Thanksgiving. Hubby asked for BLT's as a special supper. Wow, that is great! Easy and delicious! I saved a pumpkin pie from the Mennonite bakery so I have to thaw that and we can have that as desert.