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.



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.