Game Camera Pictures

18 Aug

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I checked my camera today and I had a lot of pictures of the deer and turkeys on the homestead, I even have this one with them both in the same picture.

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You can see three poults with the hen in this picture. One morning I went to the back and flushed her up with 8 poults and they scattered in all directions. I stood there quietly and in about 60 seconds she started clucking softly trying to draw them back to her in the weeds. In the background of the picture you can see some tall looking vegetation, that is where I tilled the ground and slung out a bag of mixed bird seed and it sprouted and came up. There is a lot of millet and other seed crops that put on a seed head and the birds are having a feast on it.

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One afternoon Sweet Thing looked out the back window and told me to come look. There are two foxes in the backyard just lounging around like they own the place. She asked why they weren’t more afraid of us or the dogs than they were and I explained we have never given them any reason to be afraid of us yet. When we get some chickens and other small livestock that may have to change, but for now I guess they can stay.

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The young one sure is pretty, it looks just like a long-legged, gangly teenager doesn’t it?

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Speaking of Wilma and Jethro, here they are resting after we took a spin around the homestead. Maybe when it cools down more I can get a picture of them without their tongues hanging out! Be prepared everyone.

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6 Responses to “Game Camera Pictures”

  1. pioneer Preppy August 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Sweet pics. The deer around here never come out in the open as far as our house until after dark but we have had a few turkey and some foxes that would come right up close occasionally.

    We are pretty open though so most critters are super jumpy when they are up here.

    • doublebhomestead August 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

      If you put out some feeders they may come up closer, that is if you want them closer.

  2. Stephen August 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    I really enjoy the sound/call of a Fox late at night. Very haunting. Great pictures.

    • doublebhomestead August 19, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Stephen, thanks for stopping by. I haven’t heard the foxes at night, but they yip and yap in the daytime.

  3. ourlittleacres August 19, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Great pics. We have 2 turkeys with 10 poults and they were joined by a third recently. I couldn’t tell if it was a gobbler as it was in tall grass. A couple of does come around trying to steal some apples but the foxes would be unwelcome as our birds free range.

    • doublebhomestead August 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

      I intend to keep our future chickens in a moveable tractor type coop so maybe they will be safe from the foxes.

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