What an adorable picture of this deer who has come to see how the camera tastes! Is it as tasty as it is shiny? We wouldn’t think so, but that didn’t stop this deer! Deer are known for being curious animals and are keen to investigate their surroundings, for better or worse.
Hopefully, she’s not so curious that she decides to eat the camera lens. It could be that this camera might be camouflaged with leaves and branches. It might be tempting to wait, but it wouldn’t be as tasty as it looks, plus, nobody would be happy if their expansive camera was someone’s lunch.
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.
These two deer are getting buck wild smack in front of the camera. They must be fighting over a doe or some nearby territory. Bucks typically fight each other during the breeding season, which is also known as the rut. This period usually occurs in the fall or early winter.
The fights between bucks can be violent, with the animals using their antlers to push and shove each other in an attempt to establish dominance. This fight would be pretty wild to watch in person, but at least we can catch a glimpse of it in this action shot! It sure looks tense!
Kung Fu Fighting
It’s so cool when the camera catches a squirrel right in front of it. Especially when it's a Kung Fu fighting squirrel. It looks like this little guy spent hours practicing his moves, watching Kung Fu movies, and dreaming of becoming a true master of the art, just so he can deliver this master kick.
From that day on, this squirrel became known as the Kung Fu fighting squirrel, and his legend grew throughout the forest. He finally found his true calling and taught other animals the ways of martial arts, and soon they too were able to defend themselves against any bully that came their way.
A Late Thanksgiving
Raccoons are instinctively adventurous, curious, and highly adaptive creatures. This nursery of raccoons had a family gathering in someone's yard. A late Thanksgiving perhaps? There are three in this photo taken by a motion-triggered trail camera. Of course, we don't know if there were more outside the view of the camera.
We're pretty sure their antics definitely woke someone up way before their alarm went off. Especially considering the fact that urban environments are practically a training ground for raccoons! With so many more options to forage, from garbage cans to bird food, these raccoons have lots to choose from.