Nightlife at the Dodson Farm

 

Raccoon snarling at a possum.

Raccoon snarling at a possum.

 

I sometimes put out corn and apples for the deer in the fall and winter.    An infrared game camera with motion detection captures the action.    In the picture above there are three raccoons and one possum.   The Raccoon is not happy about sharing.

 

Doe and Fawns

Doe and Fawns

 

This is a doe and her two fawns.   If you look closely, you will see than one fawn is breast feeding.    He would eat some corn, wash it down with milk and then go back to eating the corn.

 

Buck and raccoon

Buck and raccoon

 

The raccoons were not afraid of the deer.   Not even the bucks .

 

Doe and triplets

Doe and triplets

 

For several years, I have had one doe that had triplets every summer.   I do not know much about deer, but I am told that is a bit unusual.

 

Two does and fawns.

Two does and fawns.

 

The corn was pretty popular.

 

Peeve and possum.

Peeve and possum.

 

This is one of our dogs harassing a possum.   The possum really did “play dead” and then run off after the dog got bored and left.

 

Raccoon climbing persimmon tree.

Raccoon climbing persimmon tree.

 

In the fall when the persimmon tree had fruit, I placed the game camera on the ground near it.    The raccoons climbed up and down the tree to get fruit and several other animals would eat fruit that had fallen to the ground.

 

Coyotes eating persimmons

Coyotes eating persimmons

 

Even the coyotes would eat the persimmons.    I frequently hear what sounds like large packs of coyotes at night, but I rarely see them during the day.

 

Fox eating persimmons

Fox eating persimmons

 

I see a fox now and again.   They like the persimmons too.   I am not sure if this is a grey or a red fox.

Night walker

Night walker

 

Sometimes the camera catches a glimpse of strange unidentified creatures walking the night.

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