Deer Eyes Reflected in Trail Camera

Mick West

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...tion-bucks-EYES-bouncing-infrared-camera.html
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.

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

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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.
 

NoParty

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...tion-bucks-EYES-bouncing-infrared-camera.html
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.

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

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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.
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!
 

Mick West

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

NoParty

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

Mick West

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I mount cams near my camp site in the Trinities...hoping to spot a bear...but only deer so far. :(
Deer, turkeys, coyotes, bobcats, and foxes here. I'm waiting for a mountain lion. They are around here. No bears though.
 

NoParty

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Deer, turkeys, coyotes, bobcats, and foxes here. I'm waiting for a mountain lion. They are around here. No bears though.
Holy moly! What a great show! I see all those guys, but not in one place. Post a bobcat or fox, some time. :)
 

SR1419

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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. :(
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 :)
 

NoParty

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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 :)
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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