Friday, August 6, 2010

Nosy Fawn

Fawn checking out the camera.



6 comments:

Marian Love Phillips said...

I really like these cam pix of the fawns...what big ears and so cute and inquisitive! :)

Joe said...

Thanks Marian. The big bucks and bears get my heart beating faster but the baby critters are always cute.

Nature ID said...

Hi Joe. Thought I'd check out the rest of your blog's postings. I love the time and temp stamp. How many trail cams do you have? And, what's a "spotlighter"? We get twins in the park below us about every other year, but I've never seen triplets.

Joe said...

Nature ID - Thanks for stopping by. I have three cameras that I have set out right on. "Spotlighter" are what we call people that drive the back roads and shine their lights out into the fields and shoot the deer. They generally use handheld spotlights so the name "spotlighters". The deer generally stand there and don't run and are easily shot.

Nature ID said...

I'm assuming spotlighters are illegal. I have mixed feeling about hunting and am starting to re-evaluate my previous notions that it was somehow "bad". Yep, I was influenced by the Bambi effect.

Joe said...

Yes, spotlighting, shooting at night, and shooting from a highway are all illegal. I think most people’s feelings about hunting are heavily influenced by their background and experiences. I grew up watching Bambi also but my personal experiences when I was young taught me that that wasn’t exactly how nature worked. I know it sounds odd to non-hunters but most hunters do respect and care about the animals we hunt. But as with anything there is always a few that don’t and these give the rest a bad name. Many hunters spend a lot of their time and money improving habitat that not only helps the animals we hunt but also the wildlife that we don’t hunt. Most of the money from hunting licenses goes to game departments that work to maintain not only hunted species but also non-hunted species. I hope you will find my blog to be a positive reflection of hunters and hunting.