Welcome to our woodland in the back of our cabin. Here you may see a variety of wildlife including birds, squirrels, deer, bears and much more! There is always some beautiful animal in the back of the log cabin exploring or gathering food.
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. 🥰 👍
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!
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
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!
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
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.
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.’
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
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.
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