Having stocked up on four sets of lithium batteries to power foxcam, I haven’t been putting it out recently. TBH, the images it captures are such rubbish and the video is even worse that I have become somewhat disenchanted with it. Seeing what comes into ones garden is interesting but from a photographer’s viewpoint, forget it.
However, last night we had a rather splendid free range chicken carcass scented with fresh spring garlic [don’t ask] and tarragon. Well, we enjoyed the meaty bits so out it went under the watchful but very blurry eye of foxcam.
I had actually staked out and activated foxcam early, before the bait went out. When I finally went into the garden to toss out the carcass, I was surprised by a muntjac. It seems that I was more surprised than was the muntjac. Without panicking, it watched me briefly before sauntering off slowly, largely unconcerned.
I threw the carcass onto the grass.
Other than that one very welcome recording of a muntjac, all foxcam snagged the entire night was 38 snippets of f*****g cats tucking into the mouth-watering chicken.
I really am going to have to use the trail camera for its primary American-mindset purpose, namely hunting. I feel catapult practice sessions coming on with unnatural predators being the target.