Tag Archives: trail camera

Garden Snax

13 Jul

I was really happy with how my garden looked.

I still am.

I even got my first zucchini harvested.  But someone stepped on one and broke a piece off.  It seems to be recovering nicely.

Then I came up to water it, and noticed that someone has been snacking on my green beans and sweet potatoes.

I decided to set up the trail camera and see who was thought my sweet potatoes were just right.  I went up late in the afternoon and set it.  The next morning, when I got it, I had 597 picture on it.  About 500 of them were of my beans blowing in the breeze.

A couple were in the night when the tomato blew in front of it.

I’m not sure what set it off for this one.

I never did catch the culprit, and I forgot to set it the next night, but they did come back and work on eating the other plant.  It’s not looking good for my sweet potatoes.

Trail Cam Pics

23 Dec

Well, I figured two days might be long enough to get a picture or two on the trail cam, so I went and checked it out this afternoon.  Sure enough.  I got something!

Trail cam selfie

Can you read my mind?  “Is it working?  I can’t see the red light blinking.”  Anyhow, I kept scrolling through the images and found a pair of fat raccoons.

Then there was this one.  Can you see them? You can click on the image to make it larger.

I think there are three coyotes–one by the den and two to the left.  I guess that answers my question.

A New Camera

21 Dec

After my walk in pasture last weekend, I decided I needed a new camera.  I found this freshly dug den.  Note the paw prints all over the dirt.

I got a trail camera.

I’m pretty sure this is a coyote den.  It doesn’t look like it’s been occupied since I walked past it on the weekend, but our weather is warm, so it might just be waiting for cold weather.

I took the camera out and tried putting it on the fence, but I wasn’t having any luck, so I put it on a small tree.

Hopefully, I have it aimed properly.  The white arrow is pointing to the den.

We’ll see in a bit if I’m right on what dug that hole.  I just don’t know what I’ll do if it is a coyote.  I don’t think I’ve shared all of them, but I’ve had five coyote attacks on goats this year. They’ve been horrible this fall.

Margarita Osboer

Margarita is the only survivor.  Yes, those spots on her ears are all from the coyote attack.