Critter cam suggestions

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dragonlair, May 29, 2011.

  1. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a predator problem, one that I can't legally trap or shoot. It's an adolescent bi-ped who sneaks into my yard through the woods when I am away of an evening at work. He comes that way so the neighbors can't see him. He has chased, scared and killed animals. he torched my barn, killing all my goats. I need solid evidence that he is coming onto my property.

    So, any suggestions as to a good make and model critter cam? One that works without a flash, so I don't tip the little &^%$#@ off that he is on Candid Camera?
     
  2. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    night vision video cams are pretty cheap now. most you can use with a DVR.

    PS A kid like needs intervention, or he will continue to get worse, im afraid.
     
  4. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow! I gasped when I read your post.

    We had somewhat similar problems with a neighbor. We ended up installing a full-blown security camera system. You need the video evidence to get it prosecuted and stopped.

    Inbox me for more details, or I'll inbox you sometime tomorrow with info on sources for information about camera systems. Even once you have the evidence it can be a protracted campaign.
     
  5. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get one with the infared flash, Moultrie makes a solid unit at a decent price

    I had a friend whos garage got torched.....he found the person (a nephew) on his game camera with gas can in hand! It was set up in response to a theft just a few days earlier....got lucky with getting the arsonist on film!
     
  6. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm going to have to eventually get about 4 of the camera's to put around my place, once my barn is rebuilt. I am getting a livestock guardian Great Pyrenees to go in with the goats and the goats outside pen will surround the chicken area, so the dog can protect the chooks too.
     
  7. WillieBoy

    WillieBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man,i would totally flip if i caught a little jerk torching my barn...! If its so hard to do the right thing and go through law enforement to get justice for what the little turd did, i would exact my own form of revenge...and i'd wait as long as i needed to...! That really sucks..!!!
     
  8. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you can figure out what you need to do about this problem. I would be so mad/frustrated/annoyed/furious if something like that was happening [​IMG]:. I really hope you can stop the bonehead.
    Good luck and keep us posted.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  9. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make friends with the sheriff or the local state cop and ask him to have a heart to heart chat with the suspected visitor. Maybe if they realize they're being watched, they will back off. Too bad SSS doesn't apply in this case
     
  10. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Get a couple of them for different angles and use the flashless night time ones, some are better than others.
     

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