The trail cam shows how in mid-summer the area filled in with water. You still see deer moving around. Now, wading birds have moved into area. Lots of food for a Sasquatch to live off. Reconyx corporation says "See what you've been missing. Getting these images that time of year would be impossible without those cameras. That is why I believe this type of technology will lead to a Bigfoot discovery..
We headed out yesterday on the first real cold day of the year in Florida to retrieve two Reconyx RC60 covert trail cams. We had deployed them in areas where we knew there was an abundance of wildlife. We were not disappointed. The cameras had been in field for six months (May 13, 2013). Today was November 13, 2012 and we were very glad to find the cameras and that they had functioned properly.
There was one sequence of interest where something seemed to be stalking a flock of birds. The area did fill up with water, and became a total swamp. This was good for the presence of wildlife was massive. Anyway, here is one of the deer and one of many herds of deer that were photographed.
In the above image you see its clear in front of the camera. Suddenly, something moves in front of the camera mounted 5 feet off the ground (look below). Something now blocks the screen. It was gone in the next frame.
This is trail cam number one and it has been up for one month. I visited the site Sunday and I am glad I did because some strange things have been going on, as you can see above.
First, the cheap batteries are down to 61%. There is no way that will keep the camera charge through storm season. Second, there were 301 images on the Reconyx conferming my belief that this was a nature rich area.
After downloading the media card, there were images of hogs, deer, turkeys, racoons and something Kevin and I cannot explain.
In a one second interval, something moved in front of the viewfinder completely obstructing the lense on a dark, cold night (the same night we were camping in another area).
These images above are from a two interval set when the camera fired for 24 seconds.
The image does appear white, but keep in mind that animals close to the Reconyx RC60 will cause the camera to flare giving it a bleached out look. I don't know what kind of animal could obscure the lense at over five feet. Kevin does not know either.
We do not represent this as anything Skunkape related. It is what it is.
We have found a permanent home for the ReconyxRC60 covert trail cam in an abundant wildlife area. My plan is to use this area for the next five years and see what we get. Everything is out here and I don't want to waste any time getting it set up for the next six months until November.
I was out there the other day and replaced the lame batteries that were in it and switched the media card. I was up for only a week but it captured a lot of animals. That is what is getting us so excited. (Click images for large size)
The test deployment of the trail cams shows we have hit the mother load. Tons of deer showed up everyday on the camera. I have never seen an area do that. Often you can go a week for something to move. Look at this mother with her baby...How cute! (NOTE: the mother is on the far left with baby following circled in red)
The mother is on the far right with baby following
On two occasions I have had a doe walk right in front of the Reconyx RC60 game cam and then look direrctly into the camera. They seem to know its there. Other animals don't respond, pigs, coyotes and large deer pay it no attention. Does Bigfoot?
You can see her looking just before she took off running.
There is a theory that they can hear high frequency sound. The Reconyx puts out a very high, but faint, high frequency that is inaudible to human ears. It is so faint that its surprising the doe can hear it. The bucks never seem concerned. This is something I need to do more research on.
The Buck seems unconcerned. They always do.
She is getting ready to take off. This happens a lot. Not all the time, however.
Piebaldpigs are fairly rare according to the hunting websites. The reason is they are easy to see and fall to predators. This is the second Piebald pig our Reconyx RC60 trail cams have photographed (that's right Phil Polling, the media card can hold 14,000 images). We did not get Bigfoot on this outing, but cool stuff anyway. The cam just caught the top of two of them. We have the cameras aimed high to catch Bigfoot. If we just wanted wildlife, we would aim them lower.
This is Kevin from one month ago as we put up the trail cam in the famous west track of the Green Swamp.
This area is where the latest reports of Bigfoot have come in from hunters. That is why we were in there. The BFRO has an amazing data base and it can be a good tool for researchers to use to determine the areas to work.
Kevin is seen walking in front of the the Reconyx RC60 camera to make sure it is working properly before we leave it up for long tern assingment. This is me just looking at it and not really sure why. Notice the dazed look on my face.
Anyway, it has been a good month and I bet we got some good stuff on it already. Can't wait to get back out there.
Here's a good night thermal sequence that shows how we have the covert trail cameras set up. I have it on rapid fire for a sequence of ten. That is the most aggressive setting and I figure why not. The media card can handle 14,000 images.
What we have learned is that the Duracell Coppertop batteries we used will shoot over 8,000 images and still last for three months. That information will allow us to calabrate and time the length of deployments in the future. The only way you can learn this stuff is to get out in the field and do the work.
This deer came through about three weeks after we had the camera up. This was a few days before Tropical Storm Debby destroyed this area. It left this place with flood waters so high no wildlife came through. What we learned was to not deploy in the swamps during the Summer. If there is no wildlife, the big guy won't be there either.
These are some of the images taken off the Reconyx RC60 covert trail cam we set up to get an image of Bigfoot. The camera sat in a Cypress swamp area for over five months. It took over 8,200 images. There were wildlife, but not much on the Bigfoot. Sorry. Our efforts were not in vain.
There was a process of images that showed in time-lapse the swamp filling up with water and the river turtles playing around. It also showed to me that the deer and other mammals ignore the swamp when it is that full of water. That was something I did not know. I do now and will not repeat that mistake again.
Trial cam research is very important to the discovery of a Bigfoot. It is long and will take over five years to complete this project. You have to be very patient and analize all the images. With thousands of them, I am still considering what I have on my hands. Here are some of them.
The swamp is full of water just below the level of the camera
Something interesting flying by at night. A UFO rod, perhaps?
Twilight over the swamp
A late Summer shot of the drying out swamp after two tropical storms
I posted this on YouTube when I checked the results of one of the trail cam deployments. A face seems to appear and go away. It is up high and I did not know what it was. It may be Spanish moss or an owl. It has ever 28,600 views currently. Not bad. I have no idea why.
This is me last Spring after I had set up the Reconyx RC60 trail cam (Did I mention it shoots 4,000 images?). I walked away but needed to go back. Considering I was only about 30 feet from the camera, I had a difficult time locating it. That was very scary.
In the jungle everything blends in and you can easily lose sense of direction. To hike for miles to find a deployed trail cam that has not been marked with GPS out here, is going to almost impossible to find. That is why we need to let the technology do its work for us to help us become very accurate.
In the images below, taken by the trail cam, you can see how confused I am. It is only eight minutes after I set it up and I can't see the damn thing. I did find it. But boy, did I learn a lesson.