Ever Wonder Who Visits Your Yard? FIND OUT… UPDATE

Bull Elk

Bull Elk

The trail camera failed several months ago.

A cautionary tale:  I won’t go into all the details, but these can also be a security camera.  Unfortunately, the camera had failed, so it wasn’t working the morning that we had an un-welcome man looking in the bedroom window and ringing the doorbell.   I had never seen him before and didn’t answer the door.  Later it turned out that it was most likely the same man who broke into a nearby house, beat up and robbed a woman, then fled.  He came back later that night,  fought with the homeowners and was killed by one of the homeowners with a kitchen knife.  He had items with him that indicated that he had very bad intent.  If my camera had been working I would have had a good photo of him for the police, and we might have been able to identify him before this happened.  I will always make sure that we have at least one working camera at all times.  We bought another Bushnell trophy cam.  It’s working perfectly.  Pay attention to your instincts.  If something doesn’t feel right, listen.  If I had ignored my instincts that day, things might have been very different.

Bull Elk

Bull Elk

On a lighter note:  here is the most pesky critter that has visited in the last week or so.  This elk has eaten literally hundreds of daylily blooms, over a dozen large hostas,  lots of hydrangea blooms and even a gunnera, Yes I said a gunnera!  Nothing eats those, this elk is crazy!  He has been coming round the clock and often with a doe.  He stands a couple of feet taller than our pick up truck.  I have a netting over some of the hydrangeas now.

Who visits your yard?

Here’s a link to the original post:  http://wp.me/p2kNeQ-fQ  There are lots of wildlife candid camera photos.

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About ourhomeinthewoods

I am a wife, mother and nana to an amazing little girl! My husband and I have been working on a huge DIY project for since 1999 and for the foreseeable future. A great house and garden on almost 10 acres in the beautiful, scenic Snoqualmie Valley in the Pacific Northwest. We are very enthusiastic amature gardeners and do-it-yourselfers. We also try to balance great results with great economy, or in other words, we love saving money. The more we save, the more we can spend on more great plants!
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