Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trail Cams

Trail Cams, gotta love em! My brother has one, recently he shared some of his photos with us. These are not high quality photos..and since we live in the "boonies" ..what he got was deer..many deer, little ones and some big ones. Interesting!

I told Far Guy hey if we got one of those cams we could put it outside of the house and use it as a security cam. Well someone in the area put one out in his yard, and he captured on film someone stealing his NObama sign. The individual is demanding an apology of sorts ..or he will publish the picture of the smiling political sign thief on a website. A picture is worth a thousand words..public embarrassment is worth what ..a political sign? This may be a coming trend..these very portable trail cams could have many uses. Think about it..I want to put one up in the yard..a security cam, I will know who comes and goes, I will know if Chance chases a rabbit, I will know how many deer, bobcat, turkeys and other wild creatures come through! Big Brother has landed in the boonies. Ain't technology great!

I suppose the next big thing will be the signs "Caution.. Trail Cam In Use" might make a few trespassers sit up and take notice. Do you ever smile and wave at the sign that says Video Surveillance Camera in Use.. I do, those tapes must be really boring to preview. Do you ever wonder when the light turns yellow at an intersection if that was the one lousy intersection that has a cam that will record your license plate number, time of day and your picture.. and you will get some kind of citation in the mail?

I see many practical uses for a trail cam ..got a great looking daughter, dating a new guy..do they spend lots of time on the front porch? What are they doing..Trail cam them! Wondering who is picking all your flowers in that front flowerbed..Trail Cam them! Wondering which neighbors are letting their dog poop in your yard..Trail Cam them! Wondering if your spouse is receiving "visitors" while you are at work..Trail Cam! Everyone can have a button or a bumper sticker that says "I Trail Cam..Do you?" I can see it already..a brand new Television show...Caught on Trail Cam..with your host Wolf Blitzer in the trail cam editing room..with the huge screen behind him ready to reveal all the bizarre happenings of the day.. all caught on a trail cam:)

7 comments:

  1. Intriging! What exactly is a trail cam, got to admit that at first I read it as train cam. Oh pictures of trains, they must have a railway running nearby.....
    OK, I misread it. But is a trail cam very small and portable? I think I want one, you should see the sides of my poor car, I could capture all the [ idiots ] misdirected people who keep banging my poor car doors up. LOL
    Jen

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  2. My husband, Yooper, loves these! He refers to them as Deer Cams. He has 8, count em, 8, yes 8 of them! He recently bought a Cuddeback digital(gotta love Cabela's Visa points). The digital are much nicer, however they do eat batteries. He has oodles of pictures of bears, deer, squirrels, raccoons, coyotes on his, along with strange people wandering our camp road. They are certain handy and alot of fun.
    I think that is funny about the NObama sign stealing!

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  3. A Trail cam, is a small weatherproof camera that you can mount to a tree or anywhere you wish, they are motion sensitive and will snap a picture whever something moves..they are digital..so you just swap out the cards and download them!

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  4. I posted a link to them..cool little gadgets!:)

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  5. I'd never heard of these but they do sound handy especially out here in the woods where we live. I'd love to have photos of the deer eating our apples at night.

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  6. Capturing cute little animals - yes! But do I really want to know what people are getting up to - no! I like my life with a little spice of mystery...

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  7. Cool..... I am getting one, could you imagine the photos!!!

    Jen

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