Sunday, September 20, 2009

Get Out the Shotgun!

We were away this past weekend on a camping trip. We had a great time at Sands Country Cove near Butterfield,MN.
When returned to Coyote Ridge Sunday, I checked the trail camera to see what kind of activity we had Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The following picture is disturbing!

Ben and Anna, always doing something crazy :), decided to activate the camera.
We did capture some other wildlife, in the form of deer.

We are still keeping our fingers crossed for catching a coyote on the trail camera. The waiting game continues.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Deer and Raccoons....They are Everywhere

I knew we had lots of wildlife wandering the woods here at Coyote Ridge, but I didn't know it was as plentiful as it is.
Last night we had the wild cat, deer and raccoons sharing camera time.

Still waiting for that illusive coyote to appear before the trail camera.
Stay tuned for another edition of "Now What Are They Doing?"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Squirrel Doing Tricks

You just never know what you will see when you tune in to this site.
Ladies and gentlemen, today's featured act was caught on my trail camera here at Coyote Ridge.
This little rodent put on quite a show by doing a hand stand for our viewing pleasure. Click on pic for a better view.

Thank you Mr. Squirrel for the entertainment.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My brother Paul was camping this past weekend near Des Moines,Iowa and sent this picture of his rig through his cell phone.

You just have to love the technology while "roughing it".

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Few Questions Answered

I have had several people ask me what kind of camera we are using to take the outdoor pictures. Always aiming to please, I will do my best to explain.

Small enough to fit in your palm, yet big on technology. Lightning-fast trigger speed at less than one second. Multi-image mode can capture one to three images per trigger. Functions up to six months on a single set of four AA batteries or 12 months on eight AA batteries (batteries not included). Day/night autosensor. High-quality, full-color resolution options from 3.0 megapixels to 5.0 megapixels. Crisp VGA videos at 16 fps and QVGA video at 20 fps. Programmable video lengths from one second to 60 seconds. Interval trigger is programmable for between one-second and 60-minute shots. It has 24 infrared nightvision LEDs with a flash range out to 45 ft. The PIR sensor is motion-activated out to 45 ft. and it has adjustable settings (low/med/high). Time-lapse mode. Adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket. Functions in extreme temperatures from -5°F to 140°F. SD card slot with a 2GB capacity. Includes a FREE 512MB SD memory card.
Camo Pattern: Realtree® AP HD®

How about that for a cut and paste description right off Cabela's website?

I have been very impressed with the camera so far. I am even considering purchasing another one to place somewhere else out here at Coyote Ridge.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Look What The Trail Camera Caught!

The camera caught me red handed squirrel that is.

As always, you may click on the images to enlarge them.
After catching the squirrel (with bare hands of course) I snapped it's neck and deposited it's carcass in front of the camera.
The first visitor looked a bit curious.

Once dark set in, our normal visitors started coming out.

Then the party started.....

I have no idea what happened to the dead squirrel. We were in hopes that a coyote would venture into camera range and find a meal.

I will just have to grab another squirrel and see what happens tonight.

Stay tuned for another exciting tale on "Now What Are They Doing?"

Friday, September 11, 2009

More Trail Camera Pictures

I am still getting the hang of the new trail camera. I pulled the weed in front of the lens (thanks Scott) so after this set of pictures there should be less clutter.

Here are the latest...

Can't wait to have a coyote walk past the camera. I might have to tie a rabbit down out there and lure a brush dog or two in.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Trail Camera Pictures

About a month ago I purchased a camera designed to detect heat and movement in the woods to photograph wildlife. I ended up taking that digital camera back and getting a different one.
I will post the specs another time, but first, I want to share some pictures with you.

These were taken towards the back of our property here at Coyote Ridge.

More pictures on the way, so do tune in again soon for another edition of "Now What Are They Doing?"