I was musing about this with the neighbor a couple of months ago. They have a pond in their yard, and I commented that it would be great to have a trail camera to capture their visitors. "Oooooh, I dunno know if I want to know," she said.
Guessing that I would have fun with this toy, at Christmas my daughter gave me a game camera from Cabela's. It's a tool that hunters use, I guess, but here its purpose is purely fun.
Third shot: John's back as he kindly cleared some brush in front of it.
So now I possess a zillion photos that look like this.
But we do have critters, honest. A flock of 19 turkeys invaded yesterday.
There's a small doe who passes by before daylight.
Here she is again, at about the same time. She has a routine.
I haven't mentioned it to the neighbor (who doesn't yet know I have this gadget), but dang, I'm dying to aim the camera at their pond.
On Sunday there was a voicemail message from the neighbor. She wanted us to know that they had bought themselves a game cam as an anniversary present, and had just installed it next to the pond, and if it bothered us, well they would get rid of it... whaaat? Hahaha! We are COVERED. If they see a cougar and we don't, I'll ask for a pic.