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I moved the camera to the other side of the little stream and strapped it to a higher tree branch for a different angle. I used this same branch once before and have caught raccoons here before as well.
At first I thought this was another frame of the same raccoon on the same night, and then I thought I was mistaken because the dates were different. But I wasn't mistaken. Same night, different sides of midnight.
These could very well be the two spotted fawns I caught in a previous camera trap just up the hill from this location.
The fawns were all over this little stream.
But I never caught mama.
Last fall this spot was getting quite a few visits from full-grown deer. Now these fawns will know about this spot and return throughout their lives.
The bandit was my final catch for the week. This morning I moved the camera to yet another spot in this same area, but set at a much lower angle. I look forward to checking in again next week to see what critters have passed through.
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