Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.... 2014

Okay, who else is really old like me and remembers watching Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as a kid in the 60s? Marlin Perkins was my hero! The show no doubt contributed to my great love of animals and nature.

Anyhoo, we've got our own little wild kingdom right here, as my latest wildlife camera photos will show...



I set it up in our woodlot and look who came to visit!


I love how they look right at the camera!





This guy with the broken antler showed up more than once.



And here's another handsome young buck!




The coyotes were out too...





He's got something in his mouth in these last three!

24 comments:

  1. You haven't showed you web cam stuff for a long time. I like seeing what comes by.

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  2. I suspect he's got a bit of broken antler in his mouth.

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  3. They must hear the shutter release. It's a trick wildlife photographers use.. The first shot gets them looking, the second shot is perfect. I must get one of those!!

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    1. Gordon gave me mine as a gift but I don't think they're terribly expensive and the photo quality is great! Think of the squirrel shots you could take! ;)

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  4. I envy you to have all this kind of nature around your place.

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    1. That's okay, I envy you the food and baking you have around you! :)

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  5. NatCam = Nature Camera, or
    NatCam = KNatoleeCamera.
    Mutual of Omaha I can't do anything with.
    Fun pictures.

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    1. and It could also involve my hubby's surname (Campbell) which I didn't take! :)

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  6. Amazing images! Are coyotes a problem in your region? Do they ever bothers your animals?

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    1. The farmers hate them but I'm not bothered by them. My friend with sheep keeps them away with various guard animals. I try to keep the cats safe by locking them in at supper time. we are planning on getting a donkey, which will further deter them. I've had more problems with foxes than coyotes, but haven't lost any birds since building that giant aviary! :)

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  7. So curious to know what he's eating! Would the broken antler be the coyote version of a dog bone? It's cool how the photos are also date stamped with the temperature. We can see how cold it is from the frosty plants in the background!

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    1. it could be! our it could be a leg or antler of part of a wild turkey or.... and I really like the temperature feature on the camera too!

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  8. i love that they look right at the camera!

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  9. Couldn't miss Wild Kingdom! Loved that show!

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  10. I remember Wild Kingdom! We loved it. I love YOUR wild kingdom, especially those lovely frosty shots of the deer. I also wonder: do you ever worry about your kitties with the coyote?

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    1. yes, I do! I didn't have any outdoor cats for the longest time because of this, then the rat population in the barn exploded. we try to keep the cats safe by locking them in the barn at supper time every night. The wood lot is at last 1/2 km back from our house. Coyotes do pass behind our barn sometimes, though. next step is a guard donkey! :)

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  11. Oooo! My lady watched that show! We love our trail camera. It's always fun to see who has been wandering around our land. As long as those things don't come get me! xoxoxo

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    1. Isobelle, they better not!!!

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  12. The photos of the deer are especially lovely.
    =)

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  13. Oh, how I loved to imitate Marlin Perkins! Your wildlife camera is exceptional. I've never seen such high-quality shots. And then, of course, your location is a work of art.

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    1. I am amazed by the photo quality. I think that camera cost less than $200!

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