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Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by spartacus1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:12 pm

Hi, folks! So I had my trail camera set up next to my bowhunting blind this season, and I picked up the video in the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW7cFaurB6w&feature=youtu.be

I cannot figure out what this is. It appears to be a pair of eyes picking up the IR light, but I don't know what animal in the northeast has eyes that far set apart. Here's the facts:

- This video was taken in the north east US
- I have previously captured images of deer, cats, dogs, humans, fisher cats, and a black bear.
- The horizontal sticks/brush across the ground are exactly 10 yards in front of the camera/blind
- This video has not been tampered or edited, came right off the trail cam SD card

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by janesy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:18 pm

spartacus1 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Hi, folks! So I had my trail camera set up next to my bowhunting blind this season, and I picked up the video in the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW7cFaurB6w&feature=youtu.be

I cannot figure out what this is. It appears to be a pair of eyes picking up the IR light, but I don't know what animal in the northeast has eyes that far set apart. Here's the facts:

- This video was taken in the north east US
- I have previously captured images of deer, cats, dogs, humans, fisher cats, and a black bear.
- The horizontal sticks/brush across the ground are exactly 10 yards in front of the camera/blind
- This video has not been tampered or edited, came right off the trail cam SD card

Thanks in advance!
Interesting, almost looks like it's a reflection off of the back end of something moving away. No way it's eyes, unless it's a Bison back up into the woods. Unless the camera is playing tricks for some reason.
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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by catclr » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:03 pm

IMO just bugs coming out & headed up.
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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by gerald strine » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:14 pm

May be a black bear on the left side but really hard to see, or a big pig.
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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by Deaf jeff » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:15 pm

catclr wrote:
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IMO just bugs coming out & headed up.
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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by spartacus1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:47 pm

gerald strine wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:14 pm
May be a black bear on the left side but really hard to see, or a big pig.
I have seen bear here, no pigs this far north (or very few)

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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by spartacus1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Deaf jeff wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:15 pm
catclr wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:03 pm
IMO just bugs coming out & headed up.
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I like the bug theory, but the two glowing objects move in perfect unison -- whatever they are, they're both attached to the same thing/part of the same thing.

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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by mr meat » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:49 pm

Could it be the antler tips of a nice buck?
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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by spartacus1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:55 pm

mr meat wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Could it be the antler tips of a nice buck?
That would make sense -- would they glow in IR light? There's a nocturnal 8 point buck I've seen in other footage at this site.

Anyways, best theory so far! :-)

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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by nchunterkw » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:19 pm

This was my first thought too. Or a bug or something on the lens of the camera
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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by janesy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:31 pm

mr meat wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Could it be the antler tips of a nice buck?
I like the way you think Wes!
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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by DuckHunt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:30 pm

Its a spider web. The spider is ascending to run the next line. The two spots are specs on the web that are passing as the web is pulled up into position. If you look very closely I think you can even see the web extending beyond the specs.

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Post by newbie » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:35 pm

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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by janesy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:24 pm

DuckHunt wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Its a spider web. The spider is ascending to run the next line. The two spots are specs on the web that are passing as the web is pulled up into position. If you look very closely I think you can even see the web extending beyond the specs.

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Re: Need help identifying an animal from Trail cam footage

Post by galamb » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:28 pm

spartacus1 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Deaf jeff wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:15 pm
catclr wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:03 pm
IMO just bugs coming out & headed up.
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I like the bug theory, but the two glowing objects move in perfect unison -- whatever they are, they're both attached to the same thing/part of the same thing.
I looked at that a few times, because yes, the two (dots) are moving exactly in unison.

I would explain that as "one" is actually the bug and that second is a reflection of that "same" bug on the lens itself (caused by the convex lens, possibly mist/water droplets in the air combined with the IR that is illuminating the (bug))...
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