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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by Rudydog, Jul 23, 2017.


  1. Rudydog

    Rudydog PetForums Member

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    A little while ago someone posted about a trail camera to capture nocturnal activity in their garden - Apologies I can't remember who it was to give credit to.

    Anyway I thought it was a great idea so I got one :) here are a couple of shots we caught.



     
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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    I was also inspired to buy one and have had some shots of foxes. Loads of cat shots too! Also got a very grainy brief shot of 2 badgers which I was very excited about, but they did do some damage to my plants. I am jealous of your hedgehog though as I have not had them.
     
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    Valanita PetForums VIP

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    Super idea, Rudydog.
    We get hedgehogs here & I've got photo's of them. P1040033.JPG
     
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    Rudydog PetForums Member

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    Would love to snap a badger. It's a bit tricky getting the angle right isn't it? I knew we had foxes as we have hens.... can't seem to get a face on shot of foxy though... will keep trying.

    And yep got loads of cats too :)
     
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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    This is the best close up shot I have got so far.

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    Beautiful Fox. xx
     
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    Rudydog PetForums Member

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    Oh wow! Quite jealous of that one! That's a great shot
     
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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    My camera is playing up, I think I'm going to have to send it back. It is set to record 30 seconds of video which it does in daylight but at night it only records 2 or 3 seconds? I have changed the batteries but it's still doing it.
     
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    Rudydog PetForums Member

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    Oh that's no good... I would definitely send it back then :(
     
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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    Got a shot of the badger last night. Unfortunately my camera is still playing up and I only managed to get a 2 second video, which is very annoying as I have had loads of 30 sec videos of the cats but when something interesting comes in it plays up!!
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    Rudydog PetForums Member

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    Still an awesome shot though! I've been a bit rubbish setting mine up lately.... will get right back to it tonight though!
     
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    I've got one but we haven't had any photos yet, have tested it and it is working so we must have a very quiet garden at night. Will try moving it to another area of the garden.
     
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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    The badger was very busy in the garden last night.

     
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    I am so jealous, great pictures. :)
     
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    How amazing, did you know you had a badger visiting your garden before you set the camera up?
     
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    We had no idea we had a badger. The first few days of setting up the camera I got some very grainy footage of what I thought was either 2 cats fighting or 2 young foxes playing. The more I watched it the more I realised it was 2 badgers, I was so excited and have now seen one on there quite a few times but often the images are not very clear. I'm tempted to put food out to encourage them but I know they can do lots of damage to gardens so I'm not sure whether to or not.
     
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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    Here's a couple of images from last night too.

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    mollymo Life is Golden

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    DSCN0363.JPG We had a day time visitor recently
    Its a little blurred as I had to be quick as he took me by surprise.
    We get foxs and badgers every night as come from the fields behind us and we dont take any notice now but he did make me look in broad day light:eek: DSCN0362.JPG
     
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    I put the camera on the patio as the foxes and badgers always seem to head that way. Look under the chair! One of his eyes doesn't reflect the light so I'm guessing he has something wrong with it. I see this one on the camera quite a lot and his eye has always been the same. I think he is a young fox, there are 2 of them together quite often, the other one was on there last night, treading on all my flowers!

     
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    Wow! Wind1. Your garden is a haven for wildlife.
     
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