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Author Topic: Spider and game camera  (Read 219 times)

Offline treefarmer

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Spider and game camera
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:14:58 PM »
When we burned the woods last week, we removed the camera and then put it back within an hour of the burn being over.  I  pull the cards on my cameras each week and yesterday I discovered a spider had built a nest over the lens of the camera.  I noticed it when I drove up to the camera, a white looking circle across the lens.  I didn't have a camera with me at the time so I just removed the nest and the little spider that had set up house keeping.  Never had this happen before and of the almost 400 pictures that were taken only about 50 were viewable.
The 1st picture, a day after the burn, shows an unusual line reflecting sun light, that of course is the spider web as it was getting set up to homestead on the camera. 
The second picture is an example of the remaining pictures on the card.  The camera would actually pick up the reflection of the deer's eyes during daylight hours as I suppose the lens could not sense the light and cause it to do the infrared shots it normally does at night. 
The 3rd picture, I believe, shows the spiders body.
I know some folks leave a camera for month at a time, this would be a big disappointment to not capture the activity in front of the camera.
Something to think about.
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Spider and game camera
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 06:01:13 AM »
move because of the burn or came in because of the burn is my guess
turkey season was a bust hope deer season is better




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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Spider and game camera
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 07:51:20 AM »
Interesting pics!  I have a Ring motion detector camera over my driveway.  Every once in a while I get an alert some one is in my driveway, yet there is no one there. On the video, you most likely see a fly or bug crawling on the lens.  Can't imagine why they would br atttracted to it.
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Re: Spider and game camera
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 10:57:19 AM »
it can be a bummer leaving them up for long periods w/o checking. i've had both coons and bears move them enough so i don't get pics anymore. that normally happens if i put them on a crooked tree and need to use a spacer. sometimes the spacer gets knocked out. it's all part of the game @--0--0105
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Re: Spider and game camera
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 03:58:29 PM »
It was the only thing that did not smell of smoke so he built his web there .  ##$%#1118
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