When a deer stands up on its hind legs, it sure is tall! Did you know deer are capable of standing up on their own? In fact, standing is one of their primary activities, as they spend much of their time browsing and grazing for food on trees and shrubs.
Deer have long, slender legs that are designed for running and jumping. They’ve adapted quite well to life in the wild and are able to quickly stand up from a resting or lying position if they sense danger or need to move to a new location. It could be that the sight of this camera set this deer on alert and that’s why he’s standing upright.
Cat and Fox
This trail cam captured this unsuspecting cat while a fox seems to be drawing closer to it. It is quite unlikely that this cat and fox would form a friendship. While both are carnivorous mammals, they have different instincts and behaviors that could prevent them from becoming friends.
Cats are typically solitary hunters and may view a fox as a potential threat to their territory or food source. Foxes are social animals that may view a cat as prey or competition for resources. However, these two might just be getting used to each other enough to at least tolerate their presence.
Is the deer making fun of us and sticking its tongue out? We can almost hear her giggle to herself as she pulls this funny face for the camera. Maybe she thought the camera would be a tasty treat and provide some variation to her diet of plants and grasses.
If this trail cam belongs to a hunter, this deer might want to watch where she places her tongue and instead run for cover. It sure makes for a silly picture though! Whoever found the footage from this trail cam was probably delightfully surprised to see this cheeky deer sticking out her tongue.
If we didn't know any better, we might suggest this is footage of a skinwalker. Skinwalkers are legendary creatures in the Navajo culture, and there are many different beliefs and stories about them. According to Navajo tradition, skinwalkers are witches or shapeshifters who have the ability to transform into different animals, including coyotes, wolves, foxes, and owls.
In their human form, skinwalkers are said to have many unusual physical characteristics, such as long arms and legs, animal-like eyes, and unnaturally fast movements. Much like the thing in this photo. Skinwalkers are mysterious and feared creatures in Navajo culture, and encountering one is considered a rare and potentially dangerous experience.
That's a Ringtail!
This strange-looking creature is a ringtail, sometimes called the ringtail cat or miner's cat, and these critters are actually part of the raccoon family native to North America. They're a pretty rare sight to see as they are mostly nocturnal and spend most of their sunshine hours sleeping in their dens.
Ringtails are very cute and interesting animals, known for the distinctive black and white rings on their tails. They have grayish-brown fur on their back and along their sides, with a cream-colored underbelly. They also have dark patches around their eyes, which may help to reduce glare when hunting at night.