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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 9:24 pm 
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BPG, your camera sites are seemingly crawling with cougars.    I hope to catch one on mine, which is presently in the woods  just 100 feet from my backdoor here in the Bellingham outskirts. Neighbors filmed two in broad daylight a month ago.

Your original post has captured my interest in a big way such that I have an identical camera to the one you recommended. Thank you, and keep up the good work. So interesting and fun to see what you get!

Edit: we have a band of 6-8 deer that hang out in our orchard almost daily. They are so accustomed to me that I can run the Stihl or mower just yards away and they aren't freaked out, although the alpha buck  is skittish, no doubt hearing the occasional gunshot ( not from me shakehead.gif ),. And we have rabbits in abundance.  As you say, BPG, where there is prey, there are likely to be predators.
We keep our old deaf cat inside most of the time now and always at night.

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PostSat Nov 16, 2019 9:29 am 
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Kittitas county has cats stacked from top to bottom. We see tracks and scat and leftover piles of bones from just outside town to the mountains and the desert and everywhere in between. We were just looking at likely cat scat while hiking up and back on French Cabin Cr last weekend.

Fortunately they're fairly well behaved for the most part. It's good to review what they sound like (they chirp like birds but your ear can catch it) and think through what you're going to do if you tangle with one directly. I've stood one down by yelling and throwing rocks... The hope is always that these encounters train them to stay farther away when they see the next person. These videos of people whispering and trying to get close for a better shot really drive me batty because it's training kitty the exact wrong lesson.

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PostSat Nov 16, 2019 10:02 pm 
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The wild life was very enjoyable, thanks for sharing!
I always look at the foot prints and rarely see what would fill them.....
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PostSun Nov 17, 2019 6:12 am 
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BPJ, your videos are simply stunning.  I am so envious!  You clearly are very knowledgeable.
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PostTue Nov 19, 2019 12:49 pm 
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BPG:  Thanks a lot for posting.  So cool to see what’s happening out there while we are zzzzing out in the tent!
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PostTue Nov 19, 2019 1:06 pm 
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Nice thread title, but it's incorrect....one does not "tell your wife" one must ASK ones wife! clown.gif

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PostWed Nov 20, 2019 10:39 pm 
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Nice tracks!     Will look forward to wolf video !

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PostThu Nov 21, 2019 5:52 pm 
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I'm happy as long as the hair in the cougar scat isn't mine!  The last lion I saw was on my doorstep.

More awesome pics BPG - thanks!!!!
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PostThu Nov 21, 2019 6:48 pm 
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So many bears. I'm finding it hard to get excited about it anymore


When you're this big, you can just mosey along


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PostFri Nov 22, 2019 11:09 am 
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Well there certainly is a Teanaway pack and it seems they hang in the lower part of the valley from what I hear. Just a matter of time before one, two or more shows on your cam
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PostSun Nov 24, 2019 5:19 am 
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Did it appear to be a solo track or a pack
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PostSun Nov 24, 2019 8:18 pm 
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This is very exciting, BPG, thanks for your efforts!
We got a cheap little game cam to see what’s been eating the tops off my carrots in my greenhouse (Peter Rabbit) and as a bonus got to watch the neighbor’s cat using it for a bathroom. frown.gif
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PostSun Nov 24, 2019 8:47 pm 
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My wife likes to leave carrots out in the back yard for the rabbits.  We used to see them visit during day but not in a while.  Seemed something larger was eating the carrots as an entire bag would be devoured by morning.  Picked up this game camera on amazon as it allows connecting via wifi to make it easier to monitor and download images.

https://www.amazon.com/Campark-Camera-WiFi-Activated-Monitoring-Waterproof/dp/B07XQCSZ54

As it turned out it was rabbits visiting at all hours of the night.

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PostMon Nov 25, 2019 9:13 am 
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Tom wrote:
My wife likes to leave carrots out in the back yard for the rabbits.  We used to see them visit during day but not in a while.  Seemed something larger was eating the carrots as an entire bag would be devoured by morning.  Picked up this game camera on amazon as it allows connecting via wifi to make it easier to monitor and download images.

https://www.amazon.com/Campark-Camera-WiFi-Activated-Monitoring-Waterproof/dp/B07XQCSZ54

As it turned out it was rabbits visiting at all hours of the night.


I'm not surprised. At our old house, we had as many as 8 but only saw them at dusk. Also interesting, we never use the hear owls at night. But we started noticing more owl "hooting" when the rabbits mysteriously arrived.

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PostMon Nov 25, 2019 9:20 am 
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Well I personally hope the situation doesn't turn out to be like it is in Colville for the wolf situation. But that's me
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