Raccoon Stealing Chips on My Front Porch

Raccoon with a bag of Lay’s Chips (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

In the afternoon, I heard a loud clunk in the log cabin. I went downstairs to investigate and caught this little one stealing a bag of potato chips. Usually, I leave snacks out for the mailman and delivery folks. During the heist, I saw the raccoon with a bag of chips in her mouth. Also, she had ripped open a bag of Fritos. So, now I learned that Lays, Fritos, and Cheetos are the raccoons’ favorite snacks. Duly noted. 🥰 👍

Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

Raccoon Stealing Chips on My Front Porch, SC

The Adorable Thief (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Exhibit A: From the adorable thief (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

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Deer at Night, SC

Trail Camera (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hi Friends,

I just recently learned that deer are nocturnal, which means that they can see at night. It’s the primary reason they are more active after dark. They have more light-detecting cells in their eyes than humans. Also, deer are highly active during the hours just before dark. When they wake up between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, their first priority is food. Enjoy these nighttime trail camera videos!

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad🌿

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Trail Camera (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

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Nature Lovers: Squirrel Visiting at the Cabin

Ever since I put up the squirrel feeder, I have been popular in the neighborhood.

Squirrel Enjoying the Feeder, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

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Wishing everyone a lovely day!

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

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Deer Trail Camera Video March 2022

Trail Camera March 2022, Deer, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hello! Here are a few videos from the trail camera. The deer are adorable here in South Carolina. The Southern Appalachian deer have a very distinct look to them…love their cute eyes.
Enjoy!
Lots of Love,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Camera March 2022, Deer, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Trail Camera March 2022, Deer, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Trail Camera Raccoons

Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hey Friends,

The raccoons are back in town. Kurt and I set the trail cameras further in the back of our cabin. See the previous post. The trail for the raccoons is very narrow and we had to crawl under a large fallen tree. Glad we did that! The raccoons here are very shy and difficult to capture on video. Also, see the previous post from February of raccoon on the trail camera here. Enjoy!

Much Love,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022


Trail Camera Turkeys -March 2022

(c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hey Friends,

We have some neighbors…wild turkeys! These cuties have been stopping by our cabin for about two years. Did you know that turkeys fly up to 55 mph? Here are fun facts about turkeys, click here

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

Wild Turkeys, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Wild Turkeys, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Wild Turkeys, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Trail Camera Ravens

Raven, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hello Friends!
Here are new videos from the trail cameras that we set up about a month ago. To read more about this adventure click here. We live near Raven Cliff Falls Trail …so we get many ravens stopping by.
If you are ever interested in visiting the area, here is a link to Raven Cliff Falls. To read more about ravens click on this link.
Enjoy! ❤️ 🌿
Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Camera, Ravens, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, March 2022
Trail Camera, Ravens and Squirrel, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, March 2022
Trail Camera, Ravens, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, March 2022

Setting-Up Trail Cameras In The Woods

The back of our woods belongs to bears that hibernate and start poking around for food and adventure during the Spring. I wanted to set up some new trail cameras to catch some of the action. I gathered up my hiking equipment and had a fun yet, grueling two-hour hike through the woods behind our cabin. The trail was once a logging road…I’m guessing back in the 1800s. Now it is overgrown with trees and mountain laurel. It winds through steep rolling hills. I wore my sturdiest boots since snake season had just arrived. The woods are mature, but you can still see signs of an old farm including rusty strands of barbed wire and the remnants of a shed.

We researched and decided on the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera, though there are many other excellent trail cameras out there. The camera has a function that captures high-quality images and videos with night vision. The images can download directly to an app on your cellphone if you are within 60 feet of the camera.

App. for the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Read more about the trail camera here.

Video of the Bears Visiting Us Last Year

Black Bear and Cubs. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Hiking Trail, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

The trees in this area are covered in a blanket of moss. It was challenging to find the right tree with the correct thickness to hold the cameras steady. Trail cameras need to wrap securely around the tree trunk with velcro straps. We encountered a small brown snake and an adorable ‘spiny lizard.’


Read more about the lizard here.

There were bear tracks along the area during our hike. So, I’m hopeful we will get some footage! I’m excited to share the trail camera images with you.

Warm Regards,
Debra & Kurt Roinestad

Trail Camera Raccoons In The Backyard

Hi Friends,
Here is a family of raccoons that come and visit at night. My trail camera captured these cuties sneaking around the back of the woods. It was a rainy day in February, but the late-night munchies did not stop these from raccoons searching around for a snack. Now, given this situation…I can relate! 😆
Warm Regards,
Debra

Raccoons (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Raccoons (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), raccoons are monogamous and breed primarily in late winter (January and February) after their first or second year. Following a gestation period of approximately 2 months, females give birth in April or May to a litter of two to four pups in a hollow den tree. Female raccoons wean their young at 16 weeks and continue to care for them for approximately 9 months. Raccoons inhabit most of the United States, including all of South Carolina, with population densities being higher along coastal areas than inland.

Bright Eyes, Raccoons. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

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