Critter Cam in Winter

Our trail camera was out for the past week behind our house. Because of rain and snow, I covered it with a clear plastic bag to keep it dry. The images are a bit out of focus. Lots of squirrel activity. A few possums and raccoons. Several deer passed by. One of them got in very close. A fox trotted by the camera. In 20 years, it is only the 2nd time I’ve ever seen one back there. I’ve never seen that black dog before. Dogs are supposed to be on leash. Lastly, one of the local black squirrels posed for a shot. Still no bobcats or cougars. Click for bigger images.


11 thoughts on “Critter Cam in Winter

  1. shoreacres

    That’s a good looking dog, From the collar, I’d say it has a family somewhere. I got a kick out of the squirrel, too. It’s been years since I’ve seen a black one. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a bobcat at a refuge, but just a few months ago I saw a fox; it was cutting across the back of a friend’s pasture just after sunset.

    1. Jim R Post author

      There are lots of dogs in our neighborhood. People walk them along the trail system that passes through beyond where I put the trail cam. Some folks let them run free as this one is doing. Parts of town here have large populations of black squirrels. They are a mutation of the greys.

  2. B.J.

    Glad to see the trail camera @ work again. A bonus of my move is seeing more critters in my backyard, a wooded hillside. The day you shared this was the 2nd time I’ve seen a fox in midday. Few squirrels -never a black squirrel. Most unusual were a pair of turkeys the Monday of Thanksgiving. They have not been back…….But lots of deer – from 1 to 6 @ a time, usually late afternoon.

    1. Jim R Post author

      It is fun to watch the animals. I’m glad you have some back there. Years ago we had lots of turkeys. I counted 20 under the feeders one day. Their habitat has been converted to housing. We never see them any more.


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