Checked one of my camera traps in the Big Woods - at the location that has been very productive over the years. This camera trap is in an area that was once a cleared field but has reverted to a brushy forest.
The first photos on the camera were of a large male black bear –
He appeared in mid-afternoon and spent time in front of the camera exploring a scent – perhaps that of the beaver castoreum that, quite some time ago, I’d placed on a piece of fallen limb. The camera took a photo every three to four seconds while he was there. He walked off camera and then returned. Some time later a bear again appeared but didn’t linger. Here’s a video comprised of the still photos –
Black bears are frequent visitors to this site –
And eastern coyotes show up at roughly two-week intervals –
But the most abundant photos on the camera trap are those of the white-tailed deer that find the brushy forest to be almost ideal habitat –
This location has yielded an abundance of interesting photos over the years so I’ll keep a camera trap there.