Here are some of the animals caught on camera in the dry creek bed of our family property in Central Texas.
I’m really surprised to see the gray fox. That’s wonderful! A couple of weeks ago, I had an odd experience — an armadillo that was foraging during the day allowed me to trail him with the camera for nearly a half hour. It was a beautiful, warm day, and he seemed to be more interested in finding food than in the silly lady who was watching him.
We have a lot of gray foxes there. They show up in a good percentage of the pictures. But in ten years of using game cameras, I have never seen a picture of a coyote!
And here in Montgomery County we have lots of red foxes.
And I have had a few opportunities to walk with an armadillo too, it’s so peaceful. 🙂
How I love seeing these beautiful creatures… all I have are lots of birds and a number of possums… and they delight me also. Maybe not so much when the possums eat my roses…!
We have possums too, but they tend to come out at night, and those videos don’t show up as well. It is so much fun to compare their movements to armadillos and porcupines — in still shots, they all look pretty much the same, but in the videos you can see how differently they move!
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Our possums are night time marauders, regular as clockwork, from midnight till 3am.
I really enjoyed seeing these! Animals are so much fun to observe. We used to see a lot more of them.
Yes, I really love seeing them move around so freely in the videos! I see lots of Whitetails, Axis deer, and Armadillos in person, but the camera captures lots of species I would have never even known were there.
Lots of deer passed by. They are quite different from our White Tailed deer. The Ravens are probably often in the view. We have Crows around us. They are smart and entertaining. Do you also have Raccoons in the view? Bobcats?
We have Whitetails too, but I think they are a lot smaller here than they are in your area. The Axis are originally from India and were brought in to the big hunting ranches. They escaped and have done very well here. They eat grass as well as forbs so they can out-compete the whitetail, but since they are exotics, they can be hunted year round, and they are very tasty, so they have their benefits to the hunting community. 🙂
We have two kinds of ravens — Common and Chihuahuan — I am pretty sure those are Common although Chihuahuan are better known for being in groups. They stayed around that camera for about a day, but then they went off about their business.
Raccoons show up often, but we have only seen a Bobcat twice in pictures in ten years. I will post some of those other animals too!
I wondered if the Axis deer were not native. I look forward to seeing some of the other animals you post.
You’ve captured such a nice variety of critters–and foxes! Though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at that.
As soon as we get to that property, someone goes out to get the SD cards, and then we all sit around the computer to view the pics, and squeal like kids on Christmas morning. 🙂 It is so much fun to see what has come by.
Haha–that sounds like me when I see a new bird, or really, any new critter, in my garden.
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