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Here is a pic taken from a trail cam on our deer lease.  I never knew there were TAPIRS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapir) living in east Texas!!!  Look closely at the faint image of the creature just above the branch in the center of the pic...
 
 
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You obviously see something I cannot.

It looks to me like a Sasquatch.

Or maybe El Chupacabra.

Can't say for sure without more whiskey and black lighting.
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...or an anteater, perhaps?
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Just think, if the cam had been equipped with a gun, you'd have a real, almost-live endangered species animal that you never knew lived on your property.  How cool would that be!
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That looks more like a Sackscratch to me.  Probably escaped from yellowdog's place.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Just think, if the cam had been equipped with a gun, you'd have a real, almost-live endangered species animal that you never knew lived on your property.  How cool would that be!
 
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A Cajun friend of mine once told me that the more illegal or endangered the critter, the better it tasted in a gumbo!
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I see it now.
 
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 Whatchu tryin' to pull here, Ted?
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 I was expecting some horrifying specter to come screaming out of the background giving us all heart attacks, after staring at it for half a minute.  But, nothing.
Absoulutely nothing...
 
Well, maybe a pig, if you can trust Brady's photo enhancement skills.
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Ahh, you speak Photoshop, very nice.

Ted, now I see it, DEFINITELY el Chubacabra!
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

That looks more like a Sackscratch to me.  Probably escaped from yellowdog's place.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Those tapirs are something. It was one of those that tore off the arm of a young female zookeeper a few years ago. I forget which zoo, though.
They get huge, too. My kids went berserk with laughter watching a big one mark it's "territory" at Vilas Park Zoo in Madison.
 
 (Think of a urine FIREHOSE!- gallons of pee upwards and backwards. Range-30 feet if it was an inch. It washed down the side of a small barn in the enclosure!)
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Definately a Sakskwatch...
 
 
 
 


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WOW!!! 
Amazing what you find when you lighten up a nighttime infrared photo!
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having eaten ground cooked (barbecued) tapir in Ecuador in 1996, I can vouch that they are tasty!  and that's with or without the photo shop!
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how does the wildgame camera stack up to your other cameras!? 
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The Wildgame is o.k.  It belongs to a buddy of mine on our lease.  It has been reliable, but its night IR photo quality leaves a little to be desired.  We have a couple of these cameras and they serve their purpose.  I also have a Cuddeback No Flash and Capture IR, a Recon Extreme 3.0, and a Bushnell Trophy Cam.  I would rank them in the following order:
 
1.  Bushnell Trophy Cam -- an amazing little trail cam with good detection zone, acceptably fast trigger speed, and decent range.  Takes pretty good pictures and is easy to setup.  In addition, it's very compact, and it has amazing battery life, something I can't say for many other cameras.  It has the best batt life of any trail cam I've seen -- on the order of 6 - 8 months on 8 AA's!  Seems to be a very reliable, no hassle cam.
2.  Recon Extreme 3.0 -- Highest quality night IR pic quality of any IR camera I've seen.  Its IR pics are very clear and it has phenomenal IR range.  Ironically, its daytime pics are o.k., but aren't the best quality -- lacking in contrast.  It is very easy to setup.  Batt life is fair.  Detection range is excellent; trigger speed is good.  I don't get a high % of blank pics with this cam.  It has been reliable, but mine has had leakage issues around the IR window and I recently sent it back to Recon because of this and the fact the display quit working (even though it was still taking pics just fine).  Will see how good their customer service is. 
3.  Cuddeback Capture IR -- Takes very good quality day pics with lots of contrast, fair quality night IR pics.  Even though it has been 100% reliable and I've had the case leakage issue with the Recon, I rank it behind the Recon because it has a much shorter and narrower detection zone and because batt life has been terrible on mine so far (2 - 3 weeks!).  However, in all fairness, I contacted Cuddeback and they instructed me to download the latest version of the camera's firmware, which is supposed to fix the short batt life and improve its detection zone.  I did that last weekend, so maybe these 2 issues are better now; only time will tell.  It does seem to produce a very low % of false triggers, so the vast majority of the pics from this cam have critters in them.  It also has the easiest setup imaginable.
4.  Wildgame IR -- Decent day pics, but low quality IR pics.  Has average % of false triggers.  But, the once we've been using have been reliable.  Batt life is fair to good. 
5.  Cuddeback No Flash -- Like the Capture IR, it takes good quality day pics and fair IR night pics.  Despite the acclaimed Cuddeback fast trigger speed that this cam supposedly shares with the Capture IR, for some reason, this cam misses a bunch of shot opportunities.  It's not a trigger speed issue; it's a detection issue.  I can't put my finger on the problem; I just have a suspicion it's missing a bunch of shot opportunities, because I always have a low number of pics taken with this cam when I check the card, and I'll have 5X more pics taken with other cameras nearby.  Yet, I can tell by some of the motion pics it does pick up that it has a fast trigger speed.  It seems to have great detection distance, but poor detection width.  The program interface is needlessly time consuming to setup.  The battery compartment is a monumentally poor design (unlike the Capture IR, which has a nice batt compartment)!  Installing batteries in this cam is a pain, because you have to push them in from underneath and slide an end plate over the bottom batts while trying to prevent the batts from falling on the ground in the process.  The cam seems very sensitive to batt alignment in mine, or it doesn't work.  The case on mine leaked, allowing rain to get inside and killed the cam, and I had to send it back to Cuddeback for repair.  They blamed the damage not on the case leak, but on batt corrosion, and therefore refused to repair under warranty, so I had to spend 1/3rd of what the cam originally cost to get it repaired.  When I got it back, I sealed the seams along the front cover of the cam with silicone, and I haven't had any leakage problems since.
 
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 
They get huge, too. My kids went berserk with laughter watching a big one mark it's "territory" at Vilas Park Zoo in Madison.
 
 (Think of a urine FIREHOSE!- gallons of pee upwards and backwards. Range-30 feet if it was an inch. It washed down the side of a small barn in the enclosure!)
 
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Definately a Sakskwatch...
 
 
 
 
 
Nice work, 8!!  Excellent
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By the way, in all seriousness, the ORIGINAL critter in the pic is not a Photoshop alteration; it's just a very strange looking hog proportionally, making it look like a tapir.
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Thanks Ted for letting me get you off task on the cameras.  I have had decent success as well with a Moultrie I 40.  Good night and good trigger speed, although moving rapidly at night photos can be a bit blurry.  Easy set up, good battery life, etc.
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I'm glad you've had good luck with your I40.  I had an I40 for a couple of weeks and returned it in exchange for the Recon.  The one I had took too many blank photos (out of some 470 pics taken during a 2 week period, only about 30 actually had animals in them), and the display quit after 2 weeks.  I've been snake bit with Moultrie products in general.  Everything I've bought that had the Moultrie brand name quit working on me in a short period of time.
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And I thought it was a photo of a giant mouse. Shocked


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Looks like a javalina to me.
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