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I keep getting asked to post these pictures, so here's what I get to see out back. (note, dates on the cameras aren't always correct cause I was lazy about correcting them when I changed batteries, I'll try to note the correct ones when I can).
 

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I keep getting asked to post these pictures, so here's what I get to see out back. (note, dates on the cameras aren't always correct cause I was lazy about correcting them when I changed batteries, I'll try to note the correct ones when I can).
Sorry RC, no pictures are showing up.
 

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Eastern coyote:



Evil kitty from across the street (no, I don't know how he's still alive):



Coyote, standing in almost the exact same spot as Evil Kitty in the last picture:


Big buck:
 

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At about this point I put out a feed block to try to get the deer to stand still infront of the cameras and also see if I could draw in the wild turkey's that I know are back there. I failed on both accounts, however it resulted in some sweet bird shots, and provided a mouse buffet for the coyotes and the foxes:







 

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Looks like you caught them getting ready to go into the Rut. Have plenty of deer here, but have only seen 1 buck with a full rack.
 

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Looks like you caught them getting ready to go into the Rut. Have plenty of deer here, but have only seen 1 buck with a full rack.
We've seen lots of spikes, but only a couple full racks, but the hunters bring them in every year so I know they're out there.
 

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Then this made the birdie buffet totally worth it. This is a Cooper's Hawk:











He spent several minutes infront of the camera eating his catch.
 

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Now comes some of the most recent "fun":

This is a coyote:



THIS, is the largest coyote I've EVER caught on camera:


And this is the same animal, walking away, this camera was accidently set 4 minutes slower than the other:



I sent those pictures off to a wolf specialist not to far from me. The final deterimation was that if thats a coyote its one of the largest ones she's ever seen, but there's not enough there to say its actually a wolf, and if it IS a wolf it'll be the first real sighting in my area in forever. It MIGHT be a large coy-dog, but untill it wanders back into camera view we don't know for sure.
 

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And of course other odds and ends. After the big coyote I switched that camera to video and was able to catch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZowdpyipU3A

And it turns out I don't have to worry about digging out the feed block, the coyotes do it for me:










And of course Arty enjoys the daily jaunts to check the cameras:


(there was snow on the lens, hence the blurry)
 

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It's Wild Kingdom!
We have the Red Tail Hawks, and the Perigrine Falcons. Turkey Buzzards that have no fear of humans, dogs, nasty, Gray fox, coyotes, deer, and the occasional Bear once in a while.
Have never seen a coy-dog, would like to see one.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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And what I hope is a mink:


Looks more like a fisher to me... bushier and longer tail than a mink.
Also looks bigger than a mink, and that body posture is more fishery... the way I've seen them move before (which is only a few times, so take my remarks with a pound of salt)
Also looks more black like a fisher, than dark brown like a mink.

But really, its so hard to tell because I cannot figure a way to blow this up and see it closer.
 

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Looks more like a fisher to me... bushier and longer tail than a mink.
Also looks bigger than a mink, and that body posture is more fishery... the way I've seen them move before (which is only a few times)/
Also looks more black like a fisher, than dark brown like a mink.

But really, its so hard to tell because I cannot figure a way to blow this up and see it closer.


Shush! I don't want it to be a Fisher! Not that either,s nice to run into.....

To make it bigger you should just be able to click on it to make it full size, but if that doesn't work I can send it to you.
 

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It's Wild Kingdom!
We have the Red Tail Hawks, and the Perigrine Falcons. Turkey Buzzards that have no fear of humans, dogs, nasty, Gray fox, coyotes, deer, and the occasional Bear once in a while.
Have never seen a coy-dog, would like to see one.
Thanks for sharing.
I've seen turkey buzzards, red tails, and a selection of other birds of prey I've not been able to look at well enough to iD. Plus the wild turkeys. Bear is possible though we've seen no sign here yet. Had a Sharpshinned hawk land on my bird feeder once !

I have a blast checking the cameras and seeing what we got this time.
 

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Shush! I don't want it to be a Fisher! Not that either,s nice to run into.....

To make it bigger you should just be able to click on it to make it full size, but if that doesn't work I can send it to you.
Tried clicking on it but I just got your photo page w/out photo.
Edit: nevermind... it worked second try.


We have both fishers and mink here.
My experience is that fishers are way more shy of people, almost always nocturnal, and the one time we ran into one on a dog walk, the poor thing was absolutely panicked by my dogs, ran a hundred yards into the woods and up a tree. He was very fast! Dogs never even saw him.
Of course, they do eat cats... that's the downside. But they also eat porcupines, which is quite an upside, as far as I'm concerned, in terms of my dogs.

Mink on the other hand are way more bold, and I've seen them in the day quite a bit, and they do not always run away from people. I've seen them several times in wetlands, just going about their business unperturbed by observation. Another mink killed 3 of my chickens and would not run away from the coop even when I tried to chase him away.
Thus, I have a mink fur now.. :eek:
 
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