Sunday, November 19, 2006

Otters, we have otters

It worked! Hubby put the game cam where something seemed to have created a path from the creek to the pond. We'd seen fresh otter scat near there.



I'd hoped that the flash would scare the otters away. Sure, they're cute, but they've eaten most of the fish from our ponds.



Considering that this picture was taken a full minute after the previous one, I don't think that strategy is going to work.

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When I swap over to the new Blogger, I'll create a category for the game cam, so you'll be able to click and see all the related posts together. But since I'm getting a lot of Google hits on the topic lately, I'll mention again that this is a Cuddeback game camera that we ordered online from "Boss Buck".

15 comments:

happy and blue 2 said...

No wonder the flash won't scare them away. The otters in the first picture are clearly possessed. Just look at their eyes..

Sabine said...

Yes, fantastic! They are so cute! More, please!

robin andrea said...

Okay, now you've done it! We're going to have to buy one of these cameras. What a perfect shot of that otter!

HALLEYVILLE said...

oh how very cute...i love your photos and your blog...

Ki said...

You sure have a greater variety of wildlife than we do in suburban NJ! We do have possums, red foxes, wild turkey, and a rare sighting of black bears tho.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

What great pictures! The otters look so sleek. :) I set your pic of the great blue heron (one of my favorite birds--they have a rookery down in the nearby national park) as my desktop wallpaper for this week so I could keep looking at it!

Ontario Wanderer said...

You otter be proud of your game cam photos !

Dave said...

Far out!

Rachel said...

They are so cute!!

meresy_g said...

I realize that eating your fish is a not so nice behavior, but man are you lucky to have otters. That is the coolest thing ever. I saw a mother otter swimming with her babies once and it was just the cutest thing. Very cool.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE OTTERS! They are so cute! I always like to watch them at the zoo/aquarium because they look like they have so much fun just swimmin' around! I miss living in the country!

Floridacracker said...

Super! Being fishless at the moment, I can appreciate their cuteness.

Juli said...

That is FABULOUS! Your mister was brilliant to set up the cam there!

TomC said...

You have convinced me, I must have a Game Cam!

Rurality said...

(I could have sworn I wrote answers to all these comments, but either I didn't, or it just disappeared.)

Thanks y'all!

Well the otters didn't come back after having these pictures taken. I think they are pretty smart critters.

I highly recommend the Cuddeback! We have really loved ours. The newer ones out now are even more spiffy. And no, they don't pay me anything to say that. (Although I'd be quite happy if they did, LOL.)