Who else here feeds their dead birds to the predators in their area? I used to put some dead birds out in the field to feed the vultures and hawks, or whatever else could find them. I recently got some trail cameras and my large BBB Jake got killed by some dogs so I decided to set the dead Jake up in the field and see what would come and eat it. Me and my little brother set it up around 50 feet from the forest, I was hoping to see some raptors come and eat it but unfortunately all the vultures had already migrated and the only large raptors left were the Red Tailed hawks. The hawks watched us set this up and they were too scared to come land in the field because of how tall the golden rod was. (the date is incorrect in this picture) So with no raptors coming we waited a few days to see if any smaller mammals would show up, I guess raccoons and possums don't do a lot of traveling through the fields though because the only pictures we got were a few blurry deer running through. (the date is now correct) So I was getting pretty impatient, it had been a week since we set the turkey up and nothing had found it. So we moved it into the forest just off a deer trail to hopefully see some action. Not surprisingly, we got a deer on camera just passing through. I also got a coyote, he was in no mood to eat though, his mate was shot by a hunter just a few days before and he was stressed out looking for her. By the time I checked the camera it had been two days since the coyote came through and I decided he would not be coming back. So I switched spots again, this time I put it off another deer trail near the marsh, I knew that raccoons used this trail. I caught this little 3 point buck the first night. I stood the turkey's head up with some sticks so he would be more visible. I also have him tied to a cinder block, I have had him tied to this since I first put him out, it was just hidden well in the first few pictures. A few more days passed and nothing came so I put some cans of tuna out on the turkey, still trying to attract something. I also switched the camera's position. The tuna cans attracted their natural predator, the stray cat. And a rabbit passed through... Those cans also finally worked as I hoped they would and caught the attention of a large raccoon, the first real predator to find the turkey. Also this legend showed up to eat some turkey. I had to move those cans out, the stray cats kept sitting by them and sniffing at em, I got a lot of pictures of cat butts. That raccoon would spend several hours a night, slowly making progress on this massive bird. The next new animal to appear was a dog. Then a squirrel, how exciting. Anyways, here are some other pictures of interesting animals and new animals, without a bunch of words thrown in between them.