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    Question Unidentified Flying Object, WTH Is This On My Trail Cam?????

    I apologize for the quality of the pictures. They are night shots and when I resize them to make them forum friendly they lose clarity.

    I saw this on a pic (by left leg of feeder) and thought maybe it was a snake. It is straight but has wavy stuff fluttering at the sides. Sort of like some sea creature.



    8 days later I see it again but now I can see it is flying, not on the ground. It appears to spook the doe in the picture too.




    What the heck is this? What am I out there in the night with? Creepy! Bat?
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    It's just a bug. Wings captured fluttering as it flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I apologize for the quality of the pictures. They are night shots and when I resize them to make them forum friendly they lose clarity.

    I saw this on a pic (by left leg of feeder) and thought maybe it was a snake. It is straight but has wavy stuff fluttering at the sides. Sort of like some sea creature.



    8 days later I see it again but now I can see it is flying, not on the ground. It appears to spook the doe in the picture too.




    What the heck is this? What am I out there in the night with? Creepy! Bat?
    It is just me MLN I missed when I shot at the buck!


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    I'm really thinking it is a bat. It looks like mouse ears on the top. I guess a bug could fly that straight but I think it is something moving faster. I also don't think a bug would trigger the camera like in the first photo?
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    What camera and what trigger speed do you have that will make a difference.



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    Bushnell Trophy Cam 5 MP IR is all I know. I was surprised that it took video at night!

    Edit: It says 1 second trigger speed.
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    Nice cam, I have a slow shutter speed so it doesn't pick up stuff like that. I believe you have a faster speed and it will show things like that. But you go a nice camera.





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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I'm really thinking it is a bat...........
    I was going with that thought as well, especially after seeing the last UFO pic
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    If you do a search for "rods" or "skyfish" not only will you find items to go fishing with, but also the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects.
    I believe its a result of ccd sensor in digital image capture during the time the shutter is open and just its an insect in flight.
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    MLN, one thing to remember is, the bucks and does usually use seperate trails, so not seeing as many tracks on one side is usually a good sign that it's a buck trail. Does will make an easily noticeable trail, while the buck trails are usually a few yards away, and far less obvious.
    As far as the UFO, I saw this on a show once, and it was shown to be bugs flying. If it flew close enough to the doe to buzz in her ear, she probably would have spooked as well. It's all about the wing speed versus the shutter speed that makes the bugs look like they do on a camera.
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