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GusNSpot 10-09-2015 02:45 PM

Critter Cam out back.
 
14 pictures: Safe for work & kids.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...zzwtjK8qrJ-QE#

Dung Beetle 10-09-2015 03:44 PM

Hey dog! Get outta that deer food! :D

Encinitas 10-09-2015 05:25 PM

Is that a dog taking a nap beside the food dish? Waiting for a refill?

Helena330 10-09-2015 09:49 PM

Really cool pics!

GusNSpot 10-10-2015 01:38 AM

Yeah, he is on guard duty. That is his job around here. He lets us know when anything he thinks should not be on the place is on the place. Deer are one of the things he objects to. Well, he objects to anything not of his pack.

His pack = Me, wife, 8 cats and birds.

What is most of his harassers that must be driven off:
Squirrels,
dogs he does not know well,
people and vehicles he does not know
Deer,
skunks,
raccoons,
Opossums,
He even killed a ground hog & a badger which was most impressive as they are mean motorscooters who fight real good.

He does not eat his kills, get plenty of food at home, just objects to other critters.

He is badly injured in his left rear leg, those that had him as a pup ran over him and did not have it fixed.

He was about 2 when we got him and we are making his life as good as we can afford and the deer feed place is to give him more critters he can read the riot act too that is close to the house so he does not have to try to run very far.

The deer just come right back in an hour or two so he is just having a grad time at his job and is giving them exercise so that during hunting season they will be ready and on alert. Bawahahahah

Should have more pictures to add tomorrow, Saturday, hummm later today actually.

Jackmannii 10-10-2015 10:56 AM

The OP can have all of my deer.

Honey 10-10-2015 12:12 PM

We've had a black bear (of 2) roaming the neighborhood for the past week. I'll send him your way.

GusNSpot 10-10-2015 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Honey (Post 18760579)
We've had a black bear (of 2) roaming the neighborhood for the past week. I'll send him your way.

Wonder how Zeus would react.

Neighbors are target shooting the big hunting guns right now & Zeus is a bit uncomfortable.

GusNSpot 10-10-2015 11:54 PM

14 new pictures start here.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...32637026559522

Honey 10-11-2015 09:13 AM

Deer are so beautiful. I will never understand how someone can shoot them. :(

GusNSpot 10-11-2015 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Honey (Post 18762651)
Deer are so beautiful. I will never understand how someone can shoot them. :(

Well, some people get really hungry. :D

The few times I was that hungry in my life I was not where the deer were.;)

I think the fawns are really cute critters.

Glad you are enjoying the pictures. I like sharing them.

GusNSpot 10-11-2015 02:42 PM

Some of my older CritterCams albums at this site. Not all by any means but nuff to put you to sleep anytime you want. bawahahahah

https://picasaweb.google.com/116298515843829538956

snfaulkner 10-11-2015 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Honey (Post 18762651)
Deer are so beautiful. I will never understand how someone can shoot them. :(

I don't understand how they can shoot them, but man, I'm glad they do. Sooooo tasty!

bb49 10-11-2015 11:08 PM

Thanks for the idea of the critter cam. I'll have to get one real soon.
We've had a fat, healthy looking brown bear, about a two-year old, in our back yard three times in the past week. He's been eating our grapes.

GusNSpot 10-12-2015 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bb49 (Post 18764620)
Thanks for the idea of the critter cam. I'll have to get one real soon.
We've had a fat, healthy looking brown bear, about a two-year old, in our back yard three times in the past week. He's been eating our grapes.

Get a set of stills and a few video's. Camera will do both, & I wanna see a bear. I'm in the wrong place for bears but we see them in the woods a lot East of me 30 miles or so.

Had a big cat when we lived down south but he never came by my camera. :::: rats :::: :mad:

Maserschmidt 10-12-2015 06:20 PM

Thanks for these, they are great! We also have a Crittercam but haven't put it out in a while… What sort of food are you putting out there?

GusNSpot 10-13-2015 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maserschmidt (Post 18767177)
Thanks for these, they are great! We also have a Crittercam but haven't put it out in a while… What sort of food are you putting out there?

This early in the season I only put out deer corn as it is about the cheapest.

When we were down on the other place we had all kinds of critters and you can see in some of the older albums so I had, corn, dry dog food, dry cat food, sunflower seed, table scraps dog bones biscuits that I bought at the feed store in bulk.

Some milk in the spring for the mama's and one or two bowls of water.

In the snow, I added a bale of hay for those that wanted to have a non wet place to stand or rest. Look at some of the other albums that have a couple hundred pictures. Was a delight down there.

Here at this place, we don't have as much variety and we have a dog who likes to guard his territory so small critters are not around unless they are really hungry. There are possums, raccoons, badgers, ground hogs, skunks, coyotes, wild dogs, feral cats, ( we have 8 that have been acquired over the years, drops, semi-feral, injured, trapped etc., ) It says "Sucker" right across our foreheads in critter letters that they read just fine...... :rolleyes:

Late fall here I will add dry dog food & sunflower seeds when the natural food supplies start getting thin.....

GusNSpot 10-14-2015 01:01 AM

27 new CritterCam pictures here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...57722112465234

Just cause:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2...eneral-002.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6...eneral-001.jpg

GusNSpot 10-16-2015 06:45 PM

Some more CritterCam and my friends new to him car, 1998 Model.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...76509438059874

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...%252520003.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_...%252520007.jpg

GusNSpot 10-19-2015 05:26 PM

Critter Cam ( 106 culled to 24 ) up to 10-18- 2015 16:00 .....

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...66186837980338

TriPolar 10-19-2015 05:37 PM

Cool pix. I want to get one. Blackjack is always telling me there's something out there at night. We do have deer and plenty of other critters.

GusNSpot 10-20-2015 01:13 AM

They are a lot of fun and it gets more critters moving through which gives your dog some excitement and things to chase.

GusNSpot 10-21-2015 10:07 AM

12 more CC pictures this AM

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...96252039811234

kayaker 10-21-2015 11:27 AM

We have a deer/turkey feeding station in our yard, but what I'd like to get pics of are the coyotes that we occasionally hear at night.

GusNSpot 10-22-2015 04:08 PM

I have a lot of coyote pictures in earlier albums that I made when we lived down on Petit jean Mountain.

I had to remove some albums as I was running out of space.

I really need to collect the better pictures and put in one album but going through 40+ albums of 200 to 500 pictures is a PITA.... LOL

kayaker 10-23-2015 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GusNSpot (Post 18796484)
I have a lot of coyote pictures in earlier albums that I made when we lived down on Petit jean Mountain.

Did the coyotes just walk by on a trail, or were they feeding? We put out shelled corn for deer/turkeys/bluejays/crows. What would coyote like (other than our chickens)?

GusNSpot 10-23-2015 03:04 PM

Down on the mountain I used everything & put it on a chunk of roofing metal:
Sunflower seeds, dry dog & cat food small or large doggie bones depending on what I had, deer corn, table scraps, water bowl.

I think the raccoons used the water bowl for food cleaning more than any drinking by other critters.

Coyotes do dog food really well, they don't have to chase & kill it. LOL Also love sunflower seeds.

I am sure there was other stuff on occasion but I forget.

I did put some hay down when really cold for the critters to have a dry place to stand or rest and the deer would also eat some of it. 1/4 bale would make a nice area and last pretty good.

Not really a big investment compared to the fun I was having.

What started all this was one evening the wife & I were sitting on the front porch talking a few weeks after we saw a big fox out the computer room window. so, there suddenly was a fox sitting about 50 feet away that just appeared. We kept talking and tried to not look directly at it. Soon another appeared. They stayed until it was getting dark and they suddenly disappeared. This happened several more times and I put some sunflower seed & dry cat food in little dishes as a test. They came back, the birds also liked it but we had many bird feeders so ground feeding was new, except in the snow I would also ground feed.

Anyway, I looked at trail cameras because trying to move around for camera shots was not getting it.

Rest is history.

I have a picture of one of our cats laying about 10 feet from fox just watching them eat and not seeming to care that he was there.

Reminds me, need to go dump water from deer pan and check camera.

Rained here. Will try to gather some good pictures from over the years for viewing.....

GusNSpot 10-23-2015 04:16 PM

U Tube videos just processed from last 2 days.

https://youtu.be/b4TnT_ZjOgY

https://youtu.be/D-GzUtRSelE

https://youtu.be/d97MWDbQ10Y

https://youtu.be/k6ng_qlEgdk

https://youtu.be/nUImZfdGOkA

https://youtu.be/_33IW7d1n1E

GusNSpot 10-23-2015 04:38 PM

14 new still shots.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...96282431504866

GusNSpot 10-23-2015 05:21 PM

37 random CritterCam shots from the past:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1098902...25443096/SDMB1

GusNSpot 10-24-2015 07:02 PM

28 new CC pictures from today.
 
https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...51597680521426

:D:cool:;)

GusNSpot 10-27-2015 12:51 AM

So Zeus & I get in the Subaru and I discover the leash is in the Blazer, back up and get out ( Zeus gets out so I don't get away ) get the leash and then load back up and off we go. Get to the Prairie Grove Carquest store and go visit a bit. Then I tell him to stay and Karen C says she will help him stay so after a few "stay" commands with hand signs I go out to get a sample bolt from the other side and as I go back in, Zeus is whimpering. He stayed and behaved but he was not happy that I went out without him. Larry C gave him so treats and Zeus thanked him by slobbering on a customer stool. ( I wiped it off as we left ) Then we walked the shady side of the street and he was a good boy, got to get a reading on many things he smelled. Hopped back in the Subie and came home. Colleen had fixed a great place for him to lay while he does his 'guard duty' at night. It is a shame he can't go in Dr offices and grocery stores, he would get to go along a lot more. Won't chance leaving him in the parking lot as the general public has no idea when a dog is not in distress. I don't need to be arrested, with broken windows and a terrified dog from needless saving. You would think country folks would know better. Park in the shade, 66F outside with all the windows down 3 inches. Doggie needs saving! Doggie needs saving! Doggie needs saving! Doggie needs saving! Doggie needs saving! Doggie needs saving! Makes me more & more convinced that there are too many stupid peeps out there.

I told him to wait, I wanted a picture. It was hard to get, must have spent 3 minutes messing around. He waited like a good boy.

When I said "Okay" ice cream disappeared in large clumps. Took him about 35 seconds to have the bowl licked clean.

I think he was planning his strategy while he waited. There was no wasted motion. It was a thing of beauty to see.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w...am%2525231.jpg

GusNSpot 10-29-2015 05:55 PM

Saw this today, not a critter but what a critter. Wish I had built it.

Oh My !!!

GusNSpot 11-08-2015 12:52 AM

Had not checked the CritterCam camera for a few days.
There were 525 pictures. I have it set for 3 at a time so I have the best chance of a good picture.

I culled it down to 35 pictures.

New pictures start here.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...52512061109778

usedtobe 11-08-2015 01:13 AM

Got through (note the spelling, children!) the first 28 - after that... TL;DR

Ever get any bucks at the feeder?

All I saw were does and young,

Magicicada 11-08-2015 01:25 PM

Inspired by this thread, I finally got around to setting up our critter cam. We live in town, but on the very edge, with a field behind us. We look after a lot of stray/feral cats, trying to get them adoptable, and I've seen various other small mammals, plus a deer or two (although there's enough country around to hold the deer and coyotes so they don't tend to venture into town), so I thought, hey, let's see what shows up.

Turns out we have a really, really boring back yard. So far we've captured two of our temporary cats, some raccoon, me emptying the kitty litter in pants that make my butt look big, a squirrel, and some unidentifiable blur that isn't large enough to be any interesting kind of cryptid (it's probably a possum).

I'm thinking of turning the camera towards the field, which is something I hadn't done before because the field isn't our property, but it would actually only reach to the edge of the field, and probably no one would care. (The field isn't privately owned; it belongs to the village and is leased to a local farmer who has already harvested this year's cockleburrs, and also I've learned apparently everybody in this county has a critter cam, either for deer hunting purposes or to capture photos of raccoon and small blurry mammals.)

GusNSpot 11-08-2015 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usedtobe (Post 18841609)
Got through (note the spelling, children!) the first 28 - after that... TL;DR

Ever get any bucks at the feeder?

All I saw were does and young,

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...43747403759314

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...43749754234354

https://picasaweb.google.com/1162985...52535007181970

GusNSpot 11-08-2015 01:59 PM

Starting at the link, moving to the right or towards the pictures just added, the 2nd & 3d picture are bucks and only 37 pictures to go through with the last two being better pictures of those two.

Plus there was a spike buck and another buck in there.

Sorry if you backed up or went to the start of the whole album and were disappointed. The last pictures are to the right in the album. Takes too many albums to make a new one for each day and SDMB won't let me hot link or post even single picture links so you can go to a single image only.

jz78817 11-08-2015 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Honey (Post 18762651)
Deer are so beautiful. I will never understand how someone can shoot them. :(

they're also incredibly stupid, incredibly destructive, and flippin' everywhere.

GusNSpot 11-09-2015 12:40 AM

Good eating too.

GusNSpot 11-09-2015 06:07 PM

18 New SDMB pictures in the album. Start at the top until you have seen it before.
Started with 190+
The album should have all of the ones I have posted also.

Start at the top & enjoy.

GusNSpot 11-19-2015 01:52 AM

Put these links in your browser to see 2 random pictures from the couple of hundred I need to cull and process. Hope to get that done soon.

Random from today:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X...42/BuckGir.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o...orseapples.jpg

Or just click on the links. :smack:

kayaker 11-19-2015 06:29 AM

That buck looks well fed!

Dung Beetle 11-19-2015 10:15 AM

I thought "horseapples" meant something else!

GusNSpot 11-19-2015 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dung Beetle (Post 18872293)
I thought "horseapples" meant something else!

Me three.

I used to call them crab apples but was told that was wrong also. :confused:

Grows on Bois'Arc trees = No, I'm wrong..... :smack:

And .............. Google says: http://lancaster.unl.edu/enviro/pest...hedgeapple.htm

::::: sigh :::::

kayaker 11-19-2015 02:49 PM

We called them monkey balls when I was a kid....

GusNSpot 11-22-2015 05:23 PM

14-15 new pictures culled from many. Deer, Crows, Squirrel

Start here & move to the right.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1098902...01651084596514

romansperson 11-23-2015 09:04 AM

Those are some well-fed looking deer! Hope that helps them get through the winter.

GusNSpot 11-23-2015 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by romansperson (Post 18881791)
Those are some well-fed looking deer! Hope that helps them get through the winter.

And there has been a bumper crop of acorns around here this year.

Orpington 11-24-2015 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GusNSpot (Post 18873146)
Me three.

I used to call them crab apples but was told that was wrong also. :confused:

Grows on Bois'Arc trees = No, I'm wrong..... :smack:

And .............. Google says: http://lancaster.unl.edu/enviro/pest...hedgeapple.htm

::::: sigh :::::

Bois d'Arc (pronounced bō dark) is another name for Osage Orange. So you were right about that one. I heard some people call them crab apples as well but that name is also used for something else.
Oh yeah, great pics. Mine are usually too blurry to show anyone.


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