Critter Cams Update, March 25th, 2016

Critter Cams Update, March 25th, 2016

This week on the Devil’s Lake State Park critter cams we’ve seen a wily woodchuck, a greedy coyote, vicious vultures and maybe, just maybe a flying squirrel.. Oh, yeah and the chupacabra as well!

So up at the “Bigfoot” cam, more recently known as the “chupacabra cam” our unknown creature made another appearance.  Again this photo along with a couple other partial pics were sent out to the experts at the DNR. They say these new photos do a bit more to confirm that our chupacabra is indeed a gray fox.  OK, then. Still, we were hoping for at least a bobcat!

Gray Fox?

Gray Fox?

Meanwhile over at the Nature Center, the naturalist is again looking for a new carcass! The carcass cam does a great job bringing in a variety of critters from coyotes and raccoons to blackbirds and vultures. Thing is, this week a very greedy little coyote stole the whole carcass! Well, that put an end everyone else’s dinner plans for the week!

On a sidenote; if you look at the the photo below, you’ll notice our greedy coyote is starting to shed its shaggy winter coat. I’m totally with the coyote, I’m ready to put my coat away too!

Coyote Stealing the Carcass Cam Carcass!

Coyote Stealing the Carcass Cam Carcass!

Lastly this week, I should talk about the Wisconsin woodchuck (Groundhog) in the top picture. We were a little surprised to see it. Woodchucks are burrowing critters, they prefer to live in grassy meadows, pastures, crop fields, and even people’s yards if they are near woodlands or wild areas. The are not known for living among rocky cliffs where this camera has been sitting. Maybe it was just out on an extended foraging trip after it’s long winter’s nap.

To see more of the pictures collected from the Devil’s Lake State Park Critter Cams (Including some crazy vulture pics..), head over to our Pinterest Board.

# “Carcass & “Chupacabra” Cam Photos supplied by the WDNR. Thank you!

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