1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    This is an old story, and one that's already been explained, but I'm bringing it up again because I finally caught the same effect on my own trail camera, a few nights ago.

    Metabunk 2018-09-18 09-08-35.

    And this time there's video, so you can see the reflections move with the deer.


    Note that when the deer turns her head one eye is no longer reflecting much, so the "light" goes out. The other light mirrors the motion of her head, and you see it in front of the ear.
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  2. NoParty

    NoParty Senior Member

    I haven't noticed that effect on any of my trail cams...but now I want to go back and check.
    The video absolutely nails it! Thanks for sharing that!
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  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    First time I’ve seen it, and I’ve been looking. You need a deer close to the camera in the dark.
  4. NoParty

    NoParty Senior Member

    They often are intrigued by the tiny sounds the cam makes...so they come close to mine often...
    but I've never looked for that effect.
    I mount cams near my camp site in the Trinities...hoping to spot a bear...but only deer so far. :(
  5. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Deer, turkeys, coyotes, bobcats, and foxes here. I'm waiting for a mountain lion. They are around here. No bears though.
  6. NoParty

    NoParty Senior Member

    Holy moly! What a great show! I see all those guys, but not in one place. Post a bobcat or fox, some time. :)
  7. Marine0811

    Marine0811 Member

    I thought there used to be a video of this? All I can find are the screen shots now.
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  9. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    I just got a cabin near Yellowstone and am looking to get some cameras set up...lets see if I get some Griz eyes reflected :)
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  10. NoParty

    NoParty Senior Member

    I'll be in Mammoth Hot Springs for 15 days in Jan.

    (D'oh! I guess that sort of thing should probably be a PM...sorry...I'm new!)
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