Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Today's picture/Coyote

My friend Kay and her husband gave us a Nature Cam a while ago. We so appreciate it, and I wanted to show you one of the pictures from this summer.


This is a coyote on the other side of the fence which surrounds the yard off the kitchen. When this was taken, Tom and I and Lucy the Labrador were on the porch. Lucy never smelled it. Not a bark from her. But isn't this a wonderful shot?! Addendum: I should have explained more carefully - the porch where we were sitting is on the other side of the house. That's why we couldn't see it, but I was surprised Lucy couldn't smell it. And another detail - the camera time says 7:37. I texted Matthew and Margaret at 7:42 telling them a coyote was walking down the road toward their house. They never did see it. Must have gone into the woods somewhere along the way. From the porch we saw it come across the lawn onto the road. So this same fellow went right past the porch and again, Lucy did not smell it. Pretty excitin' life up here!

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    1. Probably don't see many in Birmingham. ;<))

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  2. Yes, it is a wonderful shot, Nan. We don't have them over here, but do have foxes around where we live. Lucky you to have captured him!

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    1. There are foxes in my state, but I have seen just one or two since we moved here in 1981. It was a lucky shot!

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  3. Amazing that it was so close and yet Lucy didn't detect it. They are stealthly. Wonderful shot. I have always wanted one of those trail cams to see what comes to the water feature at night. I know there are night visitors I just don't know who or what they are.

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    1. Yes, they are stealthy, but this one has showed up in the daytime a few times this year. Haven't seen it since July. You ought to get one! What fun to see who comes!!

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  4. This is a marvelous shot! I love the detail of the coyote's coat. I wonder what he was looking at. What a wonderful gift! Can you tell me more about the cam? It might be fun to get one to see what animals come into our backyard while we're not watching. We've seen deer and raccoons, but it would be fun to catch them with a camera.

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    1. I'll email or text with the info.

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    2. Thanks! I love your new header, Nan! The old barn looks wonderful against that bright blue sky!

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  5. Wow ~ that's something if you were all sitting there! Those cameras are great fun, and solve any mysteries about who is out and about !! :))))

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    1. The man who gave it to us saw wild boars on his! Yuck. He's in Texas, though I think I've read they are in this state.

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  6. It is a good shot and it kind of makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up! We even moved our bird feeder outside the gate where foxes, raccoons and possums wouldn't come inside the fence, hopefully. But a coyote near my dachshunds would terrify me!

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    1. Yes, they will eat small dogs and cats, and I wouldn't want a little child to be alone outdoors if one was around either. I also wouldn't want a possum in my life! They creep me out!

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  7. Great shot! And what a nice gift. Those trail cams are wonderful.

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  8. We had occasional coyotes in Illinois and neighbors were worried about their little dogs when they were spotted.

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    1. Yes, they will get them. We lost two cats to coyotes years ago, and needless to say our cat is an indoor cat now.

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  9. Nan - that makes me want to get a camera. Wonderful picture. I've never seen a Coyote up close, but we sure hear them at night - howling in the distance. We're in the Catskills of NY & have bears visit our deck for the birdseed - would be fun to capture one of those big guys. :)

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    1. Wow! I have heard of bears opening the door. Good thing they have something to eat on your deck!

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  10. Like Les, I wonder what he/she's looking at!
    How does the camera work? Does it pick up movement and activate itself only then, or does it take pictures at certain intervals no matter whether there is an animal nearby or not?
    My uncle has rigged up his own camera system close to the wood pile near his house, even with night vision, and has taken some really great videos of a family of ferrets living there. When the young ones started to appear and play in front of the camera, it was such a delight to watch them!

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    1. Yes, it is motion activated. I am not a fan of ferrets, at all!!

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    1. Yup! That's the word I felt when I saw it!

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  12. Terrific capture. Someone mentioned that we had a coyote and a young bobcat at our condo complex, kinda rare for our large complex. There are woods close by though.

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    1. There are lots of stories of animals coming into towns. They get into garbage cans, and sometimes have to be relocated.

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  13. Fabulous shot!

    We had a family of black bears rummaging through a dumpster at Dunkin' Donuts right in downtown Randolph about a month ago. Poor guys are hungry after a late spring and shrinking habitat.

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