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Late Night With Trail Camera -The Equal Opportunity Feeder...


Well, a deer feeder is just like a bird or any other feeder: come one, come all. Throw corn out on the ground and like it or not, you've got friends way beyond deer. The most popular customers are the wild turkey (meleagris gallopavo) and the common raccoon, (procyon lotor). Procyon is is the biggest problem 'cause they're the smartest and the most agile. They're great climbers and are beyond resourceful. It is what it is with these visitors and I long ago quit worrying about it. Not much is needed in the way of leftovers to bring in the deer, anyway. Here's some pics of my closest feeder pals. That's right: brobdignagian. I've always loved that word. Thanks for stopping by and check back for some Halloween pictures from the woods in the near future. On away we go, deeper into October...


RoeDapple 3 years, 11 months ago

Great pics river! Number two reminds me of when I built a blind out of straw bales. Planned to be there the next morning with camera in hand but the camera slipped out of my pocket when I put my boots on. I went ahead and sat there just before sun up, and about 30 minutes later there were a dozen turkeys and five deer out in front of me. Soon they all raised their heads to look in my direction and a coyote ran past the blind from behind me. I don't tell it often, because without pictures it only sounds like I'm trying to beat the last story.

riverdrifter 3 years, 11 months ago

Thanks to you & Ronda. Now, if I could only figure out how to edit those errors in the image comments.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 11 months ago

It's so nice that you share the bounty of what your feeder brings with us, River. You've got a family thing going on with Mr. and Mrs. Raccoon.

I enjoy imagining what's going on while most of us are sleeping. Give me the night life!

Bob Forer 3 years, 11 months ago

Great shots,. Keep em coming. The more shots, the better. I love wildlife photography!

riverdrifter 3 years, 11 months ago

Thanks, Py. That's just webworm debris in that last pic. Barred owls always want to know: "I cooks for me, who cooks for you? I cooks for me, who cooks for you, you-all, you-all?" The one that sounds like it's far away might be right outside your window. They're good at volume control.

oldvet 3 years, 11 months ago

Great pictures, RD! Thanks for posting them here.

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