Critter Cam Check! (Who’s Butt?)

Critter Cam Check! (Who’s Butt?)

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a fun holiday season and of course, got outdoors!  I’ve held on to some Critter Cam shots since mid-November and in addition to the usual suspects (And the turkey selfie above!) we have an interesting “tail shot” for you to try to ID..

Action on Carcass Cam

“Carcass Cam” is the only camera that is baited within the park. In the last month it’s been visited by deer and a naughty fox!  Here’s our favorite shot!  “This Is MINE!”

This is mine! Fox at Carcass Cam!

This is mine! Fox at Carcass Cam!

On December 3rd, this young buck visited the camera. I can’t help but wonder what it thinks as it comes across the remains of it’s lost brethren…

Buck at Carcass Cam

Meanwhile at Porcupine Cam

Porcupine Cam has always been the most active trail camera set up within the park so far. We’re always amazed by the diversity of wildlife who visit this old pine tree. Everything but the porcupine we’re looking for of course!!  This time around we have a ninja racoon, a red squirrel having a snow bath and the mystery tail…

Ninja Racoon!

Ninja Racoon!

Snow Bath!

Snow Bath!

And here’s your mystery butt! What is it?

Well, we’ll help you out. There are 3 weasels that live in Wisconsin; Native Pine Martens, Fishers & the non-native Stone or Beech Martens. All of them would be unexpected at Devil’s Lake State Park, however Stone Martens have been recorded in southeastern wisconsin around Kettle Moraine.  The endangered Pine Martens & Fishers are known in far northern Wisconsin. What do you think?  If you have a guess, please comment below!

Weasel Tail

Which Weasel Is This?

More Critter Cam Photos

Here are a few more shots from the critter cams. Just click to enlarge!

# “Carcass Cam” Photos supplies by the WDNR. Thank you!

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