Thursday, December 28, 2006

Interesting



While riding through farmer Steve's woods headed toward the Missouri River, I happened to notice this thingie strapped to a tree.  It had a red eye and looked a little like a camera.

I posted this picture on a message board asking "what is it?", and got this reply: 

"Game tracker, Deer walk by it takes photo, records time of day he/she were there."

Another fellow had this to say:  "They've become very popular over the last few years as they've came down in price. You can now pick up a bottom-end model that takes regular 35 mm film for as little as $50. You can also spend several hundred for a digital model with all the bells and whistles. We have half a dozen of various sorts at our hunting camp, and have got some very interesting pictures, not just of deer, but raccoons, bobcats, turkeys, coyotes, and bears. Bears don't seem to care for the flash much--the last picture on one of the cameras was of the inside of the bear's mouth! It didn't do the camera any favors--we sent it in to the company (which I don't recall off the top of my head) and they kept it for display on their 'wall of fame'."

So I have a mental picture of Farmer Steve or his boys watching their film and seeing me taking a picture of them taking a picture of me.

Thank goodness they know who I am, and I have permission to ride on their land.

You can bet I'll be looking around me carefully when I have to make a "pit stop" during the course of a ride, from now on.

18 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

ROFLOL!!!!
Sugar

starstarj said...

Now that is FUNNY! I can just imagine getting caught in an "awkward" position!

mutualaide said...

ROFLOL!  Oh my gosh ... can't you just see your backside all over the net?  Oh, sorry ... it's just a funny thought.

They are interesting little gadgets and our PD uses them to track vandals in areas where vandalism runs rampant... our look like the bark of the tree.

mumma4evr said...

wow!!!!  big brother really is everywhere, isn't he?
Becky

lmitc89854 said...

Oh My Gosh! I'd hold it if I were you!

marainey1 said...

I love looking at the pictures of your rides with Blue.  Hope the weather doesn't keep you house bound for too long. Interesting how you found out what that camera was...the internet is truly a fountain of info.  'On Ya' - ma

plieck30 said...

Yes this is veeery interesting. I would have wanted to know what it is too. I bare my--- well you know, to the cows every once in a while but I sure wouldn't want to do it to a camera.

lanurseprn said...

That's interesting!   I never heard of such a thing.  
Pam

rollinghillsides said...

Oh my gosh, that was a comical entry.   How about that, you can't even be alone in the deep, deep woods .. just out taking a stroll on your horse!!!  Gracious! Judy

toonguykc said...

Here I was all set to read about some kind of "Blair Witch" experience.  :(

Glad you didn't have one of those, by the way.

Russ

siennastarr said...

Boy, I tell you... now you can't even go in the woods without cameras watching you! lol

Jackie

hestiahomeschool said...

ROFL.....the last pit stop I took while riding, I squatted in some poison ivy....

mastersblynn said...

LOL  you are a true country girl Mosie! xox Barbara

madcobug said...

LOL on the little game camera, I was just wondering if you had taken a pit stop near it when I read that part of your entry. Guess they will know everytime you and Blue take a walk now. Guess you can wave at them as you ride by. Helen

jawojnar said...

LOL, I didn't even think of your pit stops...too funny!
June

sanforized6 said...

GEEZ!! BIG BROS in the woods too? Get the feeling the word PRIVACY will become obsolete way to soon! rich

magran42 said...

This is so interesting...I didn't know there were such things as game trackers.  It's also very funny (the pit stop thing).  I'd bet we're watched more than we know!

bookncoffee said...

Well that is a good thing to know in case I see one of those around.  Yeah, that would be bad to be caught on camera when nature called.