Thursday, September 11, 2008

Are you sick of trail cam pics yet?

I'm running a little bit late tonight because I just finished hot water processing 5 pints of spaghetti sauce from the 6 lbs of ripe tomatoes that were sitting on my counter. I took a little taste as I was pouring it into the jars and it was so yummy! I have another bunch of tomatoes still ripening on the counter, and when those are ready, they're going to be turned into salsa. We're coming to the end of the season in the garden, but I have tons of apples getting ripe on the trees, so my canning and preserving is just beginning. It will be nice to have some homemade treats to give as Christmas gifts this year.

Back to the trail cameras....... We checked on both of them yesterday afternoon when we were down putting up the last tree stand. No photos of that legendary 12-point buck, but there were a couple surprises. Can you tell what this is? (click to enlarge -- that might help)
I had to magnify the picture to almost 120% in Photoshop and get Mr. Johnson over to help me identify this coonhound. He's kind of turned funny and looking off to his right. Note the time on the bottom of the photo and this will help you figure out what he's looking at when you see the next picture below.......
A big doe coming towards the coonhound. I'm glad this hound wasn't a deer chaser.

Here's a nice shot of a pair of camo-clad lunatics looking for evidence of deer tracks. Isn't it amazing what some people do for fun??

On our other camera we captured this group of juvenile delinquents out eating soybeans in the middle of the night. I was amazed to see these little guys are still pretty spotty.
Turns out they're not delinquents after all because it looks like Mom wasn't very far away.

I love this picture! That deer looks fake doesn't it? Like maybe someone took a deer head that had been mounted by a taxidermist and just held it in front of the camera (if you click to enlarge, it almost looks like she's smiling!)

But just to show she's not a fake deer, we also got this nice, full body shot. Don't you just love their ears?

That's it for now. Headed off to knit a couple rows and then it's lights out!


Meggie said...

Nice shots, Ruthie!

Anonymous said...

I love your trail cam pics, you know I love the woods. When we enlarged the pic we both guessed coon-hound, just by the colors. It is always fun to get a surprise.


Martha said...

Great pics! I only hunt deer with my camera but I eat venison, too. Good luck with your hunting and your canning.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Nope, I will probably never tire of looking at trail shots. I can't wait to see Big Foot.

Windyridge said...

Never, because at least you have something in yours! We look forward to the latest batch soon. We all just got our hunting licenses. BTW I am giving away 5 free MP3 players at my blog. Come on over and enter.

Marsha said...

I always love the trail cam pics too. This time you got such an interesting variety with the coonhound and trackers. Are those guys strangers? I would love to know more info about the trail cam, I am going to get DH one for Christmas so we both can enjoy wonderful shots like you get (email me).

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Meggie.

Hi Mom,
I saw that big blob of white in the picture and just couldn't figure out what it was--you're a better mystery solver than I am.

Thanks Martha. Our freezer is getting pretty low on venison again, so hopefully we can replenish it soon.

Hi Lisa,
We don't have as much variety of wildlife on the cameras as we've had in previous years. I'm holding out for Bigfoot too!

Hi Windyridge,
It's always nice to find a surprise picture on the trail camera--even if it's not a deer. Good luck with your archery season.

Hi Marsha,
Those guys are strange, but not strangers (it's me & Mr. Johnson!!)
An e-mail is heading your way.....

Mary said...

Ruthie, I'm having a hard time keeping up with you. Have you been taking pep pills or something? Love the deer.