Cha-cha-chunk…there’s a whole lot of chonky bears going around. Their tummies are filled with many goodies as they sneak around looking for something yummy to eat, or they just simply feast on ants and bugs on days when they are feeling lazy.
Wow, there was a lot of activity on the trail camera this month! Here’s a unique assortment of wildlife that our trail camera captured. It seems that mid to late November was the busiest yet. On the trail cam, you will see a one-horn buck, a wild sow and much more! Plus, the bears have not gone to sleep and are still looking for food.
Ravens are playful, fun-loving, and smart. They work as a pair to acquire food and can eat anything they want. Here are nine trail cam videos of adorable ravens. To read more about the raven click here. And here.
On these trail cam videos, you will find a mix of adorable deer with 3 sets of strange and mysterious eyes in the background.
What do you think these strange and mysterious eyes are in the background?
A: Deer B: Coyote C: Ghost D: Other
Please let me know.
P.S. Back by popular demand. ❤️ 👍 I added more bear trail cam videos! An old bear hangs around the back of the woods. He loves looking for bugs as a midnight snack. He has large butt as he stands right in front of the camera on the last two videos.
The bears here are ‘hangry’ during their hyperphagia state. Read more here. And oh boy, did they enter that stage of angry-hunger! They have been wandering around the neighborhood eating my neighbors’ grapes off the vine and smelling the delicious food from the camper’s trailers that are about 1 mile away.
During hyperphagia, bears need to eat ten times the calories they would normally consume which is about 20,000 calories a day.
Bears can smell over 20 miles away for any delicious food or carcass on the side of the road. Our trail cams captured the black bears sniffing behind our home in the woods for anything yummy to eat.
Read more about the bear’s sense of smell from the Section Hikerhere.
A black bear stopped by my front porch and took an empty bucket with her. It was 5:12 am and she was extremely hungry. The bear has been looking for food and became desperate and stole the bucket from my front porch. Fortunately, one of our neighbor’s grapevines has ripened and the bear has been enjoying the delicious muscat grapes. (Note: The trail camera time was set wrong on the trail cam it’s 5:12 am not 5:12 pm)
Bears enter hyperphagia and look for food up to 20 hours a day! They have definitely been more active in the back of the woods near our trail camera.
Our trail cam captured footage of this coyote searching for food at night and exploring the back of the woods. Coyotes first appeared in South Carolina 30 years ago and continue to expand in numbers. In Autumn young pups leave their mother and search for food and territory. Coyotes prey on small animals such as rodents and rabbits. Their diet usually consists of small insects, berries, and fruit. Read more about coyotes here. And here.
A misunderstood animal that is harmless and quite interesting is the opossum. Opossums are not aggressive and will run away if they encounter a threat or play dead. Opossums are resistant to venom and prey on snakes such as copperheads and rattlesnakes. They can benefit your garden by consuming small insects such as beetles, slugs, and snails that damage gardens.