Trail Cams Capture The Most Amazing Things

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I bet the person who invented the trail cam didn’t know just how much people would get back from them… like a deer making the worst selfie face as the flash of the trail cam spooks it.

And then there’s a wolf that poses perfectly for the camera because he knows just how good he looks with his fur ruffling in the breeze. Here are some weird and amazing images caught on trail cams

Barrel Thief

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What’s the deer keeping in that barrel? He’s obviously found a nice accessory that he likes and he’s keeping it no matter what anyone else says. Would you be brave enough to stop him?

After stealing the barrel for his own unknown purposes we don’t think you’ll be able to identify him in a crowd. A lot of deer look alike and this one’s no exception. He’s probably already on the other side of the mountain with his stolen goods.

Tumble Weed

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Here’s another deer that loves to accessorize his boring horns. The tumbleweed on his head is either a fashion statement or an inconvenience that he can’t shake off. If only someone was there to figure it out when the camera snapped this picture.

But now he was this comedic picture to remember the deer by. Imagine what his friends back in the forest have to say about his new headpiece. We just hope they have a good sense of humor.

Bear Necessities

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Thankfully no one was by the camera when this picture was taken. The bear in the photo is running towards something. Maybe he spotted a nice salmon in a nearby river? Or maybe he’s just doing his morning jog to keep himself in good shape.

The bear isn’t going for the trail cam since you can see he’s looking past it. If he did end up crushing this camera we wouldn’t have this amazing image to look at so thank you for your consideration Mr. bear.

Deers Only

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Humans aren’t invited to this gathering. It’s a deer only club and they mean it. Seeing all these deer in front of the camera should be cute, right? Then why does this look like it’s out of a horror movie?

But why have they all gathered here? Did the camera interrupt their secret meeting? The deer don’t seem to happy to let us get away with interrupting their private business.

A Chase

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We have no idea why this man is chasing a wild dog. But the burning question is why is he all dressed up? Maybe is was expecting guests on the trail? The most plausible answer is that the dog stole his engagement ring before he could propose.

Maybe this is the man’s land and he won’t let anyone else set foot on it. He’s not letting this dog get any of his chickens. He can’t afford to give out a meal in today’s economy.

Perfectly Timed Photo

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This deer must have just wanted a nice moonlit stroll in the forest. But this owl had bigger plans for it. What a rude animal to interrupt the deer’s questions of what it means to be alive.

Let’s hope the owl didn’t think the deer was prey. If so maybe it should look into some spectacles so it can see its prey a bit better next time, or maybe the owl is just an ambitious hunter? Who knows!

Flying Squirrel

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We don’t know if the camera was triggered by the deer or the bird… that’s no bird! This squirrel must not have been told by his parents that he wasn’t a bird. We wonder who’s going to get home first: the flying squirrel or the skipping deer?

You can see that the squirrel is carrying a meal in its mouth. Perhaps it’s found the most efficient route home which incorporates a little bit of flying. Maybe he’s late for his anniversary date with Mrs. squirrel.

Selfie!

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This raccoon must have studied human habits. Maybe he saw some kids taking selfies in a magazine. Either way, he really took advantage of the situation before him. He probably doesn’t appreciate the deer photobombing him like that.

The raccoon would probably be happier with a self-stick. Who doesn’t appreciate the invention?

Food Party

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Now, these are some happy raccoons. They’ve managed to find some food and have organized a food party! One of them has already passed out from food sweats. We all get them!

Another raccoon has taken the opportunity to jump in the middle of the food pile. It doesn’t care what the other raccoons think, it’s just happy to have some food!

Foxy Mother

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This mother probably doesn’t know she’s on camera while she feeds her children. She wouldn’t care anyway, her young are happy and that means so is she.

This is an amazing picture that wouldn’t have been taking without the help of a trail cam. We just hope the poor baby on the right eventually got his fill of milk. The others have worked off the “first come, first serve” basis and left them out.

Speaking Of Nature’s Beauty…

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For those confused; yes, that is a wildcat riding a buffalo. It’s good to know Lyft and Uber exist in the wild. This wildcat had better remember to tip its driver. The last thing it needs is a stampede waking it up in the morning.

It’s incredible to us how animals seem to know when trails cams are there. Both the buffalo and cat are looking straight into the camera. How long does it take the camera to take the picture after the light flashes on?

When Food Fights Back

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This coyote got more than it bargained for when it came across two deer with zero interest in becoming lunch. They’re standing their ground, and the coyote is close to running. Before that, it’s going to try every growl in the book to get the high ground back.

We think the coyote should probably just stick its tail between its legs and leave though. This battle was lost before it ever really began. Sorry, buddy.

What Happens When Nature Has Had Enough!

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This trail cam had a good run. According to the owner, this was the last picture taken before the camera was smashed and broken. Nature knows you’re watching, and it’s finally had enough!

Seriously, that doesn’t even look like a scary bird. It’s just tired of having its privacy invaded and is stepping up for itself and all its fluffy and feathery friends. Without these pictures, though, the world just got a whole lot darker…

This Looks Like A Surrealist Painting

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This picture is real. The blue sky is blown out in the background, and the tiger isn’t very well lit, giving the poorly exposed picture a surrealist feel like no other. Normally we’d be mad to see such an amateur picture taken of nature, but this one is oddly beautiful.

The heat the trail cam was exposed to at the time didn’t help either. The tiger must have been hot, or it wouldn’t have dipped half its body in mud to cool down. It’s not going to be very happy when all that mud dries.

This Raccoon Called An Uber

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Wild Uber isn’t just for the buffalo. This raccoon didn’t feel like walking to meet up with its friend, so it called an Uber instead. The swine seen above was more than happy to take the raccoon to its destination for a fair rate.

Now that these raccoons are together, who knows what trouble they’re going to get into. Their ride should stay close; just in case they need help getting home at 4 a.m.!

All You Can Eat Deer Buffet

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We had no idea Golden Corals existed in the wild! These deer have one, and they are eating all they can. Even getting caught by the trail cam won’t stop these ravenous herbivores! They’re looking straight into the camera with pure defiance.

This is their meal now, try and stop them. Somehow few things in this world are scarier than normally harmless animals looking straight into your soul with glowing eyes. Eat, please! We don’t want any trouble.

A Jaw-Dropping Escape

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What an incredible moment caught on camera. This coyote had its dinner cornered and was about to go in for the kill. Then, out of nowhere, this raccoon lept to safety on a nearby tree, narrowly avoiding the jaws of death!

The timing of this picture takes our breath away. We’d love to see the rest of what was taken. This is a great movie poster, but we want to see the whole movie.

The Battle For Food Never Ends

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This deer and raccoon came across the same feeder at the same time. Sadly, there’s only enough food for one of them. Sharing is caring, but sometimes it’s every animal for themselves. The deer has the advantage in this picture, but never count out a raccoon.

One good scratch could turn the tide in the raccoon’s favor. Hopefully, this deer has good health insurance. It might need a few stitches! This battle is truly one for the ages.

Get Away From My Hammock

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This cat is just trying to enjoy itself on its little hammock when these two deer came along and ruined all of the fun. Luckily for the cat, deer don’t eat meat, so it should count its blessing.

Those could easily be bears or wolves instead of cute little deer. That being said, these deer still look like they’re up to no good and that cat probably won’t be in the hammock for much longer.

Flying Squirrels Are Not Friends

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While at first, you might just think that this is a screenshot of a deer running through the forest. Yet, If you look closely, you’ll notice the menacing-looking flying squirrel chasing after it.

That squirrel’s eyes are enough to make some of the bravest men run away in fear, so we don’t blame the deer for looking so panicked. We just hope that it got away quick enough to be on the squirrel’s dinner menu.

Forestry Love

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We don’t think that these two porcupines were caught sharing a smooch in front of the trail cam by coincidence. We think that they wanted to show the world that they’re together, and the trail cam was their best option.

They better be careful, there’s a lot of predators that would like to stumble upon two animals that are preoccupied with playing tonsil hockey and aren’t paying attention to their surroundings. We wonder how they’re doing today.

Not High Enough

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Fortunately, for this wild pig, some hunters figured that they had hung their food up high enough from the animals on the ground. They’re going to have a rough morning when they wake up only to see that a pig has eaten and destroyed all of their food. They might as well pack up everything and head home.

We’re willing to bet that someone convinced the others that it was hung high enough and are to blame for this situation.

Abducted

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If you’ve never seen an alien abduction, now you can say that you have. We don’t have any other explanation for this picture. We assume that one second the deer was there, and the next, it was gone. We wonder that if any other animals have been abducted from this same spot.

If so, somebody better go check around that camera and hope they don’t get abducted as well! Hopefully, someone has video evidence to see what actually happened.

Run Little Guy!

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This could play out one of two ways. Either this little bunny is about to meet its maker after being attacked by the mountain lion, or it will escape in the last second. While we don’t want the mountain lion to go hungry, we also don’t want the rabbit to die.

But hey, that’s the circle of life. Also, considering how quick rabbits are, chances are that it got away just fine.

Let Me Whisper In Your Ear

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If we didn’t know better, we’d think that this deer is whispering something to the other deer that’s caught its attention. Odds are, it’s really just licking behind its ear for them, or maybe these two deer are partners.

We’re just glad that they decided to do this right in front of the camera so that we can see it. They sure do look like a cute couple if you ask me.

“What Are You Looking At?”

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At a glance, this furry creature looks like a bear cub, but it’s actually a large marten. These mammals can be quite destructive, as they have a tendency to chew on things like cars. People who live in areas where martens live can even purchase special marten-damage insurance.

They are solitary animals and can be found in the alpine tundra of the Northern Hemisphere. Their fur is prized by trappers.

Bye Bye Santa

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Looks like somebody put this stuffed Santa Clause directly in front the trail cam to see what would happen. Instead of curious deer coming and having a look, it appears that a bear took particular interest and decided to take it for its own.

Somehwere, that toy Santa is probably inside of a bear cave and has been there for a while. That’s the most festive bear that we’ve ever seen. Somebody should bring it some other Christmas decorations.

Howl At The Moon

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We’ve all heard packs of coyotes and wolves before, but we’ve never actually seen it caught on camera. Here, three coyotes are howling at the moon and they’re putting on quite the show.

Coyotes howl in order to keep in touch with other coyotes in the area, or in order to make a threat when they’re protecting their den or a new kill. It looks like these three are just communicating with fellow Coyotes.

Step Up, Bro

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We’re not too sure what these two deer are doing, but we doubt that they’re being friendly with one another. It looks like they’re about to start boxing each other which would be a sight to see. We have our money on the deer on the left.

This picture makes you wonder what deer are really doing when they’re alone in the wild. These trail cams are really giving us some insight into what animals are really up to in their natural habitat.