Racoon and Opossum Squabbling
Game Cam Videos (30 seconds)
infarred, no bright light flash to scare away the animals
The racoon must be young or very hungry. It looks a little thin compared to the ones I've seen around here. Its belly area is small for the coming winter.
oh I have some very fats ones too. I moved the camera about 30' back farther down the dam and away from the house & pens. Smeared some bacon grease from last nights dinner on tree roots where I baited them up with stale cookies and cheapo cat food. We'll see what tomorrow brings. I so want to get that Bob Cat on video but it still only takes so many and stops and it is not from the card. The first night I fot 70 last night I got 38 hmmm. Don't know what going on. I will post some of the coons eating and took one of my exotic ducks today
They also love those large bird food cakes and floating fish food. I had 2 of them coming up to the house and eating themselves silly. I couldn't figure out what was eating the cakes in one day until my son caught them on the deck eating it. They took 4 of them for me to figure out not to buy those anymore. The fish food was in a storage shed and they made a nice big hole in the bag and probably ate about half of it over a week period before I learned to keep that bag elsewhere.
yep the floating catfish food. I just ran out of that yesterday. And suet cakes for the birds in winter. They have made off with quite a few of those lol.
you can make your own. 1 c. lard, 1c. peanut butter and 1/4 c. sugar mixed well. Add about 4 cups yellow corn meal until it stiffens up enough to hold together. I usually press it into a plastic container and chill then pop out and slice. Keep stored in frige or freezer. You can add some millet, sunflower seed etc if you want. I do it before adding the corn meal. I blend the lard, peanut butter, & sugar with beaters then switch to dough hooks when adding the cornmeal
Donna. those videos are SO cool! Your ducks have a luxurious habitat, and the opossum tugging on the chicken is really funny!
waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! it never showed itself. Look behind the racoon/opossum on the left side in the bushes where you can clearly see the straight stick going up that makes what looks like a Y. Just behind that. You can see the eyes higher up just at the edge of the clearing of the dam. It doesn't show up real well on the youtube video but I can see it good in the video on my computer. Don't know where it went. Think it saw camera red & green lights while it was recording. Maybe tonight since last night was the first time at new location further down the dam.
I saw the eyes, what a disappointment. Maybe later.
Hey, DonnaB, will this camera take photos of people too? We've been having burglaries here and I was thinking maybe I should put one in my garage up in the rafters. Whoever is doing this is taking big screen tv's and firearms. The police think it is a group of kids. They are doing it in broad daylight. Sometimes I am out of town to see my grandson. That would be awful to be burglarized.
yes it sure will. Anything that gets within 30 to 40 feet of the camera. A more expensive one will pick up at a longer ranger. Just make sure it is a infarred cam and not a flash one. Set it for 24 hrs. not just day time or night time setting
yea just saw that you can make the youtube video full screen and can see it much better
wow only 14 videos last night, usually 80 to 120. My little dogs kept going to the door and standing up looking out the glass. Wonder what was out there to keep everything scared off hmmmmmmm
Could it be that you have a black bear roaming around out there?
Oh I so don't want to hear about a bear running around here. My pens aren't bear proof!!!
They did find one about 20 miles from me and relocated it to a unknown location
OK, there are no bears there...LOL.
How about wild boars? Wouldn't racoons and possums be scared of them?
yes we get the wild hogs on occasion but haven't seen them in awhile. The last time we shot a young boar and he sure tasted good lol.
I am wondering if I had a coyote come through. Haven't seen or heard them in awhile either. I know since the Bob Cats all my bunnies are gone again
I am cooking a small turkey breast for dinner so I cut the ribs off and the piece of neck bone and boiled it. Hubbie tied it to a tree limb in front of the camera to see what we can get. Also put out some cheapo cat food, stale honeynut cheerios, 2 unfertile Hottentot Teal eggs, and old grape pieces
well I had great sussess but not what I was hoping for
Very surprised see. Guess the cool front has all the preditors out looking for food. Once you see it and its gone that all there is to see
Don't want them back. Watch to end
I love your videos! What a cool machine! It's on my Christmas list for sure.
PP if it is on your Christmas list go for a more expensive one if you can. Go for a 6 to 8 MP with color pics but be sure you google for the select ones you are looking at. Some have lots of problems. Reviews will tell you which cam is best for the money range you are looking at
I know something gets in with my roosters at the horse lot. Sometimes the pens are moved and their board I put up for them to roost on is down. They are in big wire dog crates and so far haven't lost any of them, but I know something goes in there and bothers them. Would be fun to put a camera up out there and see what goes in.
well phooey. 172 videos of coons & possums. I even put a spread out for them of turkey breast carcass hanging from a limb and left over dressing besides the cat food. They are not afraid of the camera but guess the fox and coyote were. We put the breast carcass higher so the coons couldn't get to it
Darn, I love seeing foxes. I saw one crossing the road the other day. Don't know how common they are here in NE Texas. It was the first one I've seen since moving from Illinois.
We have some kind of fox that are not native to this area. People say they showed up first around the train station, so they think they somehow rode the train here. The train station has long been abandoned, but the fox have flourished and multiplied. It's fun to see them runnning around town at night. Once I saw one with half a rabbit in his mouth running right down the middle of the street.
A few were seen around the horse lot and the neighbor which had lost a few chickens shot one of them. It could very well be the fox bothering the roosters.
DonnaB, thanks so much for posting your pictures and sharing. It inspired me to try it too.
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after a very discouraging few days I finally had some success last night. Hubbie decided very early Saturday morning he was going to clear the Dam for me!!! He hacked away all the scrub brush and sapling trees taking away all the cover for which the preditors use to try and get a meal grrrrrrrrrrr and putting his scent all over everything!!! I was so PO'D
Todays very welcome surprise arrived at 8:12 p.m. last night. When it's gone that is the end
he showed up again at 5:08 a.m. this morning for 4 seconds. Now if he would stay about 15 to 30 seconds I would really be happy.
Was thinking about the NightEyes thing that is supposed to protect your flock by scaring away predators. I think it depends on what you want to keep out based on all the videos I have taken the last month. The Infrared glows red when filming. As you saw in the videos It scared the Coyote and Fox as soon as they saw it and I have not seen them again but has not bothered the coons, possums, or bobcat at all.
I have the night eyes and they work great .OF corse my chickens are closed in at night,but nothing has ever tried to get under the fence,I do have a lot of animal as I live in the country and the woods is all around me.
well finally got something the last 2 nights other than racoons and oppossums since hubbie whacked down all the scrub bush a few weeks ago which gave the predators cover. Haven't seen the Bobcat at all.
Coyote with Fleas
Fox much better than last one