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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.
Smart phones are just now getting a lot better in picture quality.

I like Cannon products.

Foe low level light with no flash, I have had the most luck with Fuji Cameras.

The Critter Cam is a old http://www.moultriefeeders.com/produ...s/game-cameras
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Deer skin Zeus found
& Missy, Demon & PD

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Smart phones are just now getting a lot better in picture quality.

I like Cannon products.

Foe low level light with no flash, I have had the most luck with Fuji Cameras.

The Critter Cam is a old http://www.moultriefeeders.com/produ...s/game-cameras
Amazing - $100 now gets you what was once the exclusive domain of Big Budget researchers.

Both neat AND scary - depending on their use.
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Down on Petit Jean Mountain several people have gotten photos of bears, a black mountain lion sized cat and other things that the authorities swear and by damn scream that could not be there. Bawahahaha

Up here in N/W AR, I get a lot less variety where I am at. Bout 50 miles east in the mountains you see bears frequently while running the back roads.

For today's viewing I have 4 so as to not bore you.

You can always got to the main page and look at what ever.

All albums that have CC or CritterCam in the titles are pics from the trail camera set up in different places. Enjoy.

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I wonder what the hawk was doing there?
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Down on Petit Jean Mountain several people have gotten photos of bears, a black mountain lion sized cat and other things that the authorities swear and by damn scream that could not be there. Bawahahaha
A fellow Arkansan!
I thought the scenery in some of your pictures was pretty nice looking.
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I wonder what the hawk was doing there?
yes, it is a 'first time' for me to see one on the ground for 'corn?' and facing off with a crow. Wish I had it on video for that one.
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A fellow Arkansan!
I thought the scenery in some of your pictures was pretty nice looking.
Yepper...

I knew you were from the central part. We need to do coffee or something sometime.

I get to Russellville - Morrilton - Conway - Petit Jean a bit and am all over the N/W 1/4 of the state.

I'm from Texas, birth
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I drove my Mama to visit relatives in Texas in the late 1970's after Father died. They had radar traps that you could see for miles on that flat land. And they could see me for miles afterwards. They won, though, because I drove the speed limit when they could see me.
Is that Chinese restaurant near the freeway still in Conway?
We used to eat there on the way to see Mr. Riddle's elephants in Greenbriar.
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yes, it is a 'first time' for me to see one on the ground for 'corn?' and facing off with a crow. Wish I had it on video for that one.
Huh. Maybe he wanted to eat crow. Literally.
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Huh. Maybe he wanted to eat crow. Literally.
Bawahahahaha, I bet he could if he could get it done before the crow out thought him. Crows is really smarts. Hawks is whip-ass mean.

Bird fight !!!!!
Bird fight !!!!!
Bird fight !!!!!
Bird fight !!!!!
Bird fight !!!!!

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My CritterCam broke but before it did.... Bawahahaha !!!!!!

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Antifreeze? Heh. Maybe he'll pass it to another buck.
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So I got my Christmas early. I just stood there waiting while the clerk was marking them down. $15 to $70 saving depending on where I would have bought online and I got to walk out with it today. ← (important to me )
Not as good as the old one. This is a Moultrie A-5
Already hung it on the tree. Trying to get one night of pics before the rain starts.

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Poor Zeus was with me all afternoon and only got to get out at Tractor supply and a bit of wandering outside. He behaves so well when staying & waiting in the car.
So I stopped at Larry & Karen's bar ditch and let him sniff and mark & stomp through the mud for a while.
He also got to share some chicken tenders with me on the way to the ethanol free gas station.. They were too salty and we both needed a drink when we got home.

Colleen rebuilt the sleeping quarters and Zeus was in his side by 18:30 and snoring. He is a pooped puppy. Bawahahaha

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Well, the new Game Camera is a FAIL for me. My old one was 10X better. Taking it back today.

Not sure what to do now. Try to find an old model like I have or get a better, newer one at 3X the price.

If I had the critters coming like I did where I used to live on the mountain, I would spring for the better one but all I get here are 90% deer & the same deer at that.

I be conflicted......
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Are those coyotes?
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Yes, had 4 at once, once.

I want to find the one of my black cat Demon laying watching a fox lazily chowing down in the day time and Demon was a scary short distance from the fox which knew he was there and did not care.

Had some great pictures of different kinds of animals all together at the 'Buffet." ( dog food, cat food, corn, dog bone cookies, sunflower seeds, hay, leftovers from our food & a bowl of water. )

Was like a desert water hole. Some pictures you can see one kind of animal waiting out in the dark for the group they did not want to eat with to get finished. Even the skunks shared. We had 5-6 distinctly marked skunks that came regular.


Only I would think pictures of Zeus eating dinner would be worth photographing..... Bawahahahaha

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I hear coyotes here, but have never seen any. Would love to get pictures of them!
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Your profile doesn't say where "here" is. I have five acres in the woods West of Little Rock, Arkansas, and have never seen or heard coyotes, although I think they are around. I have seen o'possums, raccoons, deer and armadillos, but no coyotes.

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If you are in rough country, they will be few & if there is some flat land & cattle, there will be more is they way it has worked out for me.

Some will be near people in some places and in other places, they will not. I think the number of free roaming dogs has a lot to do with it also.

If you are out along hwy 27, I would think there are some around.
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We hear them occasionally (rural western PA). I've never seen one in the woods, never seen one hit by a car either. Yet I see deer every time I'm walking in the woods.
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I'm in central NC. We get an occasional bear too.
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I would be more surprised to see a coyote than a wolf in the N/E part of the country. Land type and natural style of hunting IMO. ... BUT ... coyotes are really spreading in the last 50 years or so IMO.

I personally have been seeing black bear in Eastern Okla, & Western AR, the hilly parts, since the mid 1950's. I think they have always been here.

Since about 1975, I personally have seen 3 big cats, ( mountain lion size ) 2 in OKLA. in the 70's and one in AR.

Skunks, raccoons, armadillos & possums acting weird during the day especially, scare me the most.
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Skunks, raccoons, armadillos & possums acting weird during the day especially, scare me the most.
A few years ago I came home around 3 pm and a fox was sitting in our yard. I got my dogs into the house then approached the fox with a big shovel (I've killed many rabid raccoons with my shovel technique).

I was around ten yards from the fox and he stood up and began walking toward me, slowly and deliberately. I ran backwards to the house and got my shotgun. I circled to get the safest line of fire and shot it.

Tested positive for rabies by the local USDA office.

I've talked with others who have similarly noted that rabid coons get sloppy, jerky, out-of-it, while foxes just look intense.
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A few years ago I came home around 3 pm and a fox was sitting in our yard. I got my dogs into the house then approached the fox with a big shovel (I've killed many rabid raccoons with my shovel technique).

I was around ten yards from the fox and he stood up and began walking toward me, slowly and deliberately. I ran backwards to the house and got my shotgun. I circled to get the safest line of fire and shot it.

Tested positive for rabies by the local USDA office.

I've talked with others who have similarly noted that rabid coons get sloppy, jerky, out-of-it, while foxes just look intense.
Good to know. I have not encountered one like that I don't think, or I hope I didn't and just got lucky.

A fox that did not run?? I am not sure I could keep Zeus away without a leash. #130 +/- and I am not as quick as I used to be.

Glad you got it done with no injuries....
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My new to me CritterCam came today. As you can see, it was not 'plug & play.'
It is on a tree waiting for critters. back in business.
Zeus guarding a dead squirrel he does not want but he is going to guard it from Blondie..... Bawahahahah

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New CritterCam test picture looks OK so the cam is now hanging in a tree.

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CritterCam is back in gear. Testing & adjusting & stuff & so-so pictures start at the link below.


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And look at what I found under the tree today! It's now set up and outside - we'll see what happens.
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And look at what I found under the tree today! It's now set up and outside - we'll see what happens.
Very good Camera. You are going to have fun. While we wait, grab a few regular pictures of where you are set up, any bait you might be using and what quick rundown of how you are setting it up = stills, video, # of shots each time it is tripped, delay, quality setting, etc..

Mine is a step or two below that camera and I have found for my situation that the 10 max MP setting is not as good as the regular 'high' which is 4 or 5 MP, I forget right now. Got to go check mine in a few minutes.

Merry Christmas and great find under the tree....
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CritterCam from the past 2 days.
500+ photos culled to 70 something.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:46 PM
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The rain has quit & it has cooled off so the CritterCam is getting more traffic.
0.0928143713% of the total pictures were saved.

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I saved 9 out of 120 today. Boo Hiss !!!! Deer are being boring. I think their brains are water logged or something.

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When I lived in a trailer on five acres, I had reason to go to the barn. Disdaining a flashlight, and being very familiar with the path, I could not see much. A horrible growling, coughing made me think that I had seen my last, a cougar. It was, however, a buck barking at me.
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I've been working with mine, adjusting the exposures, etc. Got a great shot of the mail truck coming through too!
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When I lived in a trailer on five acres, I had reason to go to the barn. Disdaining a flashlight, and being very familiar with the path, I could not see much. A horrible growling, coughing made me think that I had seen my last, a cougar. It was, however, a buck barking at me.

Bawahahaha

I always go with light & weapon now that I am old and can't run so good.
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I've been working with mine, adjusting the exposures, etc. Got a great shot of the mail truck coming through too!
Post it up, I do mail trucks, anything. Want to see how you are doing....
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This is the best one I've got so far. Need to futz around more with the placement and settings.

Though things may get a little more interesting for a bit. I heard something scrabbling around in the attic yesterday. Husband went up there this morning, found a hole had been chewed in the screen over the attic vent. Also found a dead bat and a pile of bat crap.

He wants to put the camera up there and point it at the hole to see if we can figure out what made it and when it comes and goes. Then we can put up a new (stronger) screen to keep whatever it is out.
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Oh, nice picture.

Did you do any post processing of the picture? Or is it straight from the camera?

Show some of the less good ones, I bet they are pretty good too.
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Things are weird around here.

Day of the Squirrel...

Go here and back up until you have had nuff.

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Oh, nice picture.

Did you do any post processing of the picture? Or is it straight from the camera?

Show some of the less good ones, I bet they are pretty good too.
I made it a little darker, that's all. I've since adjusted the settings so it'll do that without my help. After we get done figuring out what's in the attic, I'll play with the video too.
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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.
"Monkey brains" is what we called them in Ohio and Michigan.

Cool pictures.

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A Doggie Tail for New Years.

I am going round the bend with dogs pushing.......

This has happened enough that I think Zeus has a crush on Blondie or else, he is a very caring doggie. Blondie is a yellow Lab, sorta, but the point is she is so .... I don't know what. For several years, she ignored Zeus, would not play, just came to our house as her house has two yappy floor mops that get to stay inside. Blondie gets fed, gets inside the garage or someplace when bitter cold but usually a pile of leaves beside the house is her world..

She is fat and seems in good health. Mental health, not so much IMO. Long story short, she comes here and takes Zeus' bed, food, won't play etc...... She does not understand angry words or being told to go home. Just smiles and steps in to trip you again, get brushed, get petted, get attention to, to ,to......

I have no reason to get mean enough to hurt her bad enough to make her go away so we feed, keep enough room for her to spend the night here if she wants, etc.... So, food time, she is front & center.

Lately, Zeus has made her play, ( mock fight & wrestle ) and I encourage him to kick her ass and roll her and win... He just plays and has not a clue about aggression with her. But.... I don't think she is Alpha . I am alpha and I have to give her credit, she has only tried to come inside once when she got mixed signals from me. She knows Zeus gets to come in, gets first choice, gets first.......

OK, nuff back ground:

This has happened several times now. Blondie is not here at food time. I feed Zeus and hope to save a little money. 30 minutes or an hour later ( just happened again tonight ) Zeus comes to my computer window and instead of just looking at me while waiting for me to notice him, he whines real loud and when I acknowledge him off he goes knowing I will meet him at the deck door in the kitchen. Blondie is in front of the door and he is off to the side. I step out and ask what he wants and he whimpers a little and looks at Blondie.

She missed the food & he wants me to feed her. Plain as day this is. She knows what he is doing. Just by her actions, she knows...... So I go fix her dinner, I put a little of it in a small bowl for Zeus tonight but I usually don't. I figure a little for being a good dog a good diea and she gets to eat. He does not care if he gets more, it is all about taking care of her.

Snack is a can or two of tuna each. Treats are treats, just sometimes, a cut up hot dog fed one chunk at a time taking turns if both are there.

Main meals, twice a day in the cold weather, 1-2 cups of grain free dry food, two turkey dogs, grain free, and sliced up meat of leftovers or cheap ground stuff cooked in batches just for them, with the drippins/grease. A pat of butter and then nuked to a nice warm temp. Stirred so everything is nicely coated, the glass bowls are warmed, usually by hot water washing in the sink + the hot food from the micro-wave.

If both are here, it takes X time, if I have to do each separate like tonight it is near 2X because it is only a few extra seconds to make two at a time.

Plus Blondie will eat 1 or 2 mouth fulls of deer corn, ( yellow rocks ) when I go to the dear stand and resupply the deer dish. The girl just ain't right.

Somehow, the 'sucker' printed on my forehead as transferred to Zeus because he is sure taking care of Blondie. She does not get to go on the rides, come inside and she is not pushy about it. So how can I be mean to her? Plus I think Zeus would never forgive me at this point.

I don't think much about this will change with the new year. :::: sigh :::
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AND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The pictures resume.

Went to check the stand, corn was gone and adding the two cameras together = 664 pictures............

Not to fear, only 23 got saved.....

Only does have been eating and that is done at night this go round and they are boring around here so you get some of that and birds & squirrels and me !!!!!

Really sad I know but ......................

New album starts here: https://picasaweb.google.com/1098902...96/CCOneIn2016
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