Game Cam "mystery" pix

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tala, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I set up the game cam last night, and set the live trap, and went home. The moon was full and some of the hens did get up and walk around while I was in their pen with a flashlight, but I do NOT think that any of the roosters (outside the pen) got off the roost while I was there. This happened about 15 minutes after I left. I have the cam set to take 3 picture sequences, hence I included the 3 pix right before:


    I caught a large skunk in the trap last night, btw. lol
    Sooooo do you think it was one of my roosters getting up in the night? or what? Hubby thinks it's creepy, but I think I can kinda see feathers in some of the pix,
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Wow..... you have angels in YOUR back yard!!! [​IMG]
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    OMG, that is VERY creepy [​IMG]
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Hawk or owl....note 2 nd set pics ..right below the pic date , see the feather, the white is a case off of the bird from the flash.
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Jersey Devil?? [​IMG]

    I have NO idea! But it IS creepy!
  6. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    definitely looks like some kind of bird- strange how its so blown out though- you would think the camera would catch more detail. Very creepy looking, but I'm voting bird.
  7. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

    May 2, 2010
    Weird pics for sure, but I see a feather too. Do you think you may have set the camera too close to the pen? I would imagine anything it takes a shot of will have that glare. Back the camera up some, I would say. JMHO
  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    I vote bird. The way the "legs" are hanging in the pics...that is similar to the feathering on a hawks leg as they swoop down. An owl I would think might be bigger. Judging size with your wire behind it as the scale, it takes up right at 13 or 14 holes of the wire height wise. If that's 1 inch holes in the wire, the thing is likely around 13 to 14 inches tall which would fit a hawk or small owls body size. So, that is what I think. Just a bird. Very cool pics though.
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    think hawk also ,could be small owl
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  10. ellieroo

    ellieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2008
    My first thought was as above you caught an angel or fairey queen! [​IMG]

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