My last entry boasted of my camera-trapping success in which my Cuddeback Attack yielded 12 pictures of a fisher or two. I'm still not sure. And I didn't think I could've been happier, because catching a fisher on camera (especially one with a flash) seemed impossible! For me at least. I feel like I always have bad luck with camera trapping, although looking back I guess I've gotten some cool animals.
|Bushnell Trophy Cam HD camera set - Schoharie, NY|
You can also see my house in the upper right corner, just to give you a frame of reference. THAT'S how close the fisher are coming to my house!
Behind where I'm standing, the hill continues to go up and get steeper, and getting more and more "wild". I live right on the edge of a good chunk of forested land, which is probably why I get a good assortment of wild critters.
|American Crows visiting my camera set, and sampling some rancid caviar. Looking uphill behind the large tree to the left is the other camera on which I caught the video of the fisher.|
A fisher (Martes pennanti) investigating the woods at night. Schoharie, NY
I still have a much larger fisher entry pending, but these little bits keep popping up making me want to share! I hope you enjoy the video. The fisher is not an easily observed animal.
I've since pulled my cameras in for a few days. With temps hovering around 0F (and actually -5F today at noon), it's not good to leave the cameras out. They are weather proof, but the frigid temps drain batteries, and I don't want to risk a crack from the extreme temperatures.
Until next time!