Dec
11
2012

Two for Dinner

Over the weekend we place our trail cam by some roadkill deer we had placed on the edge of our prairie. We move the deer so the scavengers that clean up the deer will not get it, and, we can get some great photos and show visitors the tracks.

This weekend we welcomed two new guests to dinner: a Striped Skunk and a Barred Owl.skunk eating a deer
skunk eating a deerCourtesy WNC

I would have bet that we had skunks on our property, but with no tracks or sightings we could never prove it, until now.

As for the Barred Owl, we see them flying around the building this time of year as they hunt songbirds and squirrels. It was surprising to see it scavenging the deer, although free venison is hard to turn down if the alternative is chasing squirrels.
Two for Dinner
Two for DinnerCourtesy WNC

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bugman says:

Are the skunks and owls considered pests?

may I ask which model camera you used?

thanks

posted on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 3:26pm

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