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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Shooting Wild Things

Not as in ' shooting,' but shooting with the lens.  Look what caught my eye.  The curious deer ran full-tilt across the field to get to their evening snacks.  They have been munching and  mashing potatoes like crazy since the field has been harvested.
 My apology for unclear distant shots, as I dropped my camera....

 They watch me as I watch them.
 Behind the lens of the trail cameras have been other visitors of the night, like this family of coyote, and a family of obnoxious raccoon.

Turkeys, so many turkeys, as many as 40 come to scarf up every scrap of pumpkin guts, very few kernels of corn, cabbage leaves and apple peelings, whatever looks like a meal.  
 Her fawn wanders, what is mom so jumpy about this time...
 Oh, of course, here come the agitators once again...see the deer standing on the left of the turkeys........who,

 finally has had enough of them, kicks up his heels, and is off to more quiet surroundings.
                    So, 'this' is what they call the 'turkey trot!'
 Undisturbed silence in the woods for little buck fawn and his mom,....at last.  Click to enlarge to see the little guys newly developing antlers and his red-top and gray face.  What a handsome boy!

 To spar or not to spar, that is the question.  It's that time of year again, when the bucks, large and small, even these  teens, begin to compete for the 'scent of a doe.'
Snow does not stop the search for food.  The does are going to need all the strength and body fat as possible, for the growth of their unborn fawns and the long, cold winter ahead.  Not to mention, the strength to outrun the wolves and cougar.

 I hope that clicking on this small image will show you what the coyote has in his mouth.  This picture was taken near a farm and that 'is' a cow's collar in his mouth.  It appears old, rotted, missing the bell, but still has the buckle and leather.  What a great 'chew-toy.'

The sun is setting, the deer are grazing on pumpkins and corn, as they occasionally look up to watch the turkeys roost in the safety of the tall timbers, this case, the Hemlocks, as I capture what I can before the light of day is completely gone.

What's in 'your' back woods and near your home.  I hope you enjoyed the trek through my back acres.  Please stop any time.



TexWisGirl said...

you have a great array of wild ones sneaking in to feed.

imac said...

Great post and pics, love the sun rays - just like a Peacock.

Muffy's Marks said...

We don't feed the deer, our neighbor does, so we let her have the fun. We are finding that when we drive out of our 'hollar' to the main road, we are being overrun with turkeys. Your second deer photo, and the one with the first snow are my favorites!! Thanks for the tour of the wild happenings in your back yard!!

Paula said...

The wild animals in your area must love your place.

Michelle said...

You have some great pictures on your wildlife camera. Ours usually shows deer and racoons. Sometimes a coyote or two.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your back woods looks like ours--except we don't have coyotes that I've ever seen.
Clever creature, to find a chew toy like that!

Marti said...

Great Wildlife pics.

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you are shooting them with the camera! Lots of nice shots - I enjoyed them. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness you sure do have a lot of different wild life there.

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