Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Out Back II



Checked the camera traps behind the house a couple of days ago. There were photographs of the white-tailed deer that have been hanging around the house feeding on apples fallen from the apple tree and plants in the garden.





The fawns are accompanying the does now; earlier the fawns were hidden in thicker cover. The young ones have been nibbling on plants that the adults normally won’t eat –







And a young buck has been hanging around with them –



Our neighbor the gray fox has been coming by almost every night –




As has the raccoon that inspects the compost pile for edibles –



The most interesting photo was of the black bear that also passed by –



It’s not unusual to get a photograph of a bear out back once or twice in spring or fall, but this was the first time the camera traps have photographed a black bear here in the summer. A few moments later another camera trap took a photo of the bear's back as it was heading towards the neighbors’ place. We’ve not told them of any visits by a bear; they’re afraid of bears and it would only frighten them more if they knew that bears occasionally visited in the night.

  

5 comments:

Judith Gray said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of photos from one location! The deer are beautiful and the bear is just amazing - very lucky.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful visitors all of them! I love the bear. Let's hope your neighbours don't read your blog. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your camera is catching some great animals and photos. The deer are so sweet and pretty. I love the fox and the bear. I have problems with the raccoons here, I think I would rather see the bear. Great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day!

Joyful said...

Awesome wild life photos. I especially like all the deer in the 3rd photo from top.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic captures on camera especially the Bear but loved all the Deer. Have a lovely week ahead.