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by SnowHorse
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Courtney King Dye
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Courtney King Dye

I was thinking of her a few days ago, but I was in the middle of something and couldn't look her up right then - so, THANK YOU for the update! :)
by SnowHorse
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Yes, there is an armadillo on that December set at about 20 sec mark. I like to see them because they're on camera much less than the other small critters (skunks, possums and raccoons).
by SnowHorse
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Haha - wild animals know they're safe while the dogs are in there! You need to put a few clips of it on youtube! :)

...the garden plot, too, once you catch the violators on camera!
by SnowHorse
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

OK, finally got it all together -

https://youtu.be/yoG_aPPuD4M

The bobcat stalking is at 2:00 mark!



I also uploaded December videos, the compilation is at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LazWqxDU18
by SnowHorse
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: It’s 14 below zero

I remember in 1986ish I was going to work one morning (walked to the subway station), and the display on one of the buildings next to the walk bridge I was crossing (in a swift wind, nonetheless) was showing -36C (-33F). Those days, in that part of the world, nobody ever talked about or considered w...
by SnowHorse
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Piedmont - There really haven't been many animals to see in the last two months - coyotes and raccoons mostly. I haven't seen any deer in several months, only assorted body parts that coyotes drop off after picking them up from the neighbor's place :| I hope your DH is loving the camera! The coyotes...
by SnowHorse
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

After TWO whole months of no bobcat sightings on the cameras I was getting sad. I just looked through the SD cards from last night, and the bobcat was stalking on a rabbit in the darkness! The clips only last 20 secs at night, so in the first one the bobcat stalks the rabbit for the duration, then t...
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Tarlo - it's a Mockingbird! And the squirrel has an apple, I think, but the Mockingbird nest was kinda close by, so she didn't want the darn squirrel there! On a later day I saw her chasing off a coyote, I just didn't get pics with my camera, and I had JUST moved the trailcam from there! Curiously e...
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Yeah, a cougar would scare me, too!
But, you can get neat pics or video of them if they come around!
by SnowHorse
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Fatcat - have you checked if your camera is waterproof? My cameras are water proof, leaving them out in rain and snow is OK. The only trouble I get is when it rains so the water droplets get on the lens, you only get blur, or a foggy looking pic. I imagine if we got a lot of snow you might have a pr...
by SnowHorse
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

I keep moving the cameras again, as I'm not getting anything worthwhile. The new camera was in the pasture where the horses are, and one of them kept spooking at it every time he walked by. Apparently the red light IR it gives out is really obvious. That said, my younger gelding doesn't spook at it ...
by SnowHorse
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?

By all means take the day off! You'll feel energized after a good rest, and you'll be doubly as happy to see Miss A! :)
by SnowHorse
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

piedmont -- I love the creek area because it's so pretty. However, here in the last week or more I wasn't getting anything but squirrels and birds. There's an opening in the pasture in a flat spot where I've had a fairly good luck when everything else has failed. However, that's usually when the hor...
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Oh, that makes sense (shadows!). Yeahs, mantids are like that, I've taken pics of several, and they just turn their head and loooooooook at you. They're pretty awesome.... until they catch a pretty butterfly and suck it dry... LOL! We also have several different woodpeckers, plus sapsuckers and flic...
by SnowHorse
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Koolkat -- how in the world is that coyote pic in colors in the dark? Does the camera have a flash instead of infra red? Love Mantids, they're so cool! The Elk is magnificent! I think the woodpecker is a juvenile Red-headed woodpecker - his head is still dark instead of being bright red. There's a l...
by SnowHorse
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Tarlo - I do have two cameras, but I also move them somewhat often. If it looks like I'm not getting anything decent for a while, I move them to different spots on the property. In that last set from 1:48 into the video the cameras are in the same spot, but pointing to opposite directions - so, the ...
by SnowHorse
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

I saw some pics elsewhere on the net from SD, the frost was QUITE impressive

https://imgur.com/gallery/BJuZWd1 (album with several pics)

and

https://i.redd.it/7zk9kmfk3b221.jpg
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Love a heavy frost like that - it's like Mother Nature's gift to beautify everything! :)

Thanks for sharing!
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Yeah, they do spot the cameras, no glow or red glow - I've also noticed they make a "click" when the videos start, and no doubt they can hear it. Wild animals wouldn't live long out there if they weren't aware of changes in their environment! That dead thing was a deer head - no skin, no m...
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

khall -- lucky you!!

The wildlife around here is super skittish - deer, turkeys, Pileated woodpeckers, coyotes, bobcats.... if they see you, they're GONE. 400 feet away? Gone.

So, I gotta have a trail cam to see any -- LOL!!
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

I added a new set of video clips, the bobcat shows up a few times among the other wildlife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S_XY5ytwDs
by SnowHorse
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?

Yeah, my youngest has a full brother, and they're only one year apart in age. They look exactly the same, like horse twins.
by SnowHorse
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Re: Winter is here....

It's "winter" here this morning as well. The snowfall is about to stop, but it's kinda pretty out with a layer of wet snow on everything. Our pupper saw her first snowfall this morning - this is her 2nd winter, but last year the only dusting we got happened overnight, and she only saw it a...
by SnowHorse
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

I just realized my old camera is not the Spec Ops Advantage, but the Spec Ops Extreme. It's a discontinued model, so the one I thought it was is probably the closest to the same camera available now.
by SnowHorse
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Bobcats are such beautiful creatures, and it's not very often that one gets to see them, so it feels like a major privilege when it happens :) If anyone is on the fence about getting a trailcam - the thought of getting one was on my mind for years - but after spotting that bobkitteh in the yard I HA...
by SnowHorse
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

koolkat -- awesome pics! Love the bobkitteh! The bears are great, too -- but I know I wouldn't be comfortable knowing they're around. There are some farther out east from here, though.
by SnowHorse
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

blob - bobcats are pretty much everywhere, except for the north - cold and snow is for lynxes, their paws and general build are made for snow Mountaineer - I was thinking the same - s/he was probably watching me. That said, our "little" dog (BC x ACD) was out with me, and she would probabl...
by SnowHorse
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Yeah, that new camera seems to be even better than the "old" one, so far. That video would be absolutely perfect if the kitty wasn't just a tad too close for a tack sharp focus (it's slightly out-of-focus at this distance), and too low to be all in the frame in the beginning! So far, I lov...
by SnowHorse
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

I got a trailcam about a year ago after I spotted a bobcat in the yard one morning. I knew they were around, I had just never seen one, except for one crossing the road almost 2 miles from here, many many years ago. So, after testing several spots on the acreage, I finally caught the bobcat with the...
by SnowHorse
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 5184

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

First - HUGS, Xan!

Second - thank you for sharing the story. You had a good journey with him.
by SnowHorse
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: UGH! MRSA infection
Replies: 30
Views: 7030

Re: UGH! MRSA infection

Big hugs!!
by SnowHorse
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 3262

Re: Calling all enablers....

I don't know. Let me think about it. It's a really hard decision, isn't it? You really should consider. As you know, it could be so unexpectedly fun, awesome and grrrrreat to have two kittens in the house :D Really, a calico and a ginger? Hell yeah, go for it! They will not only provide you with end...
by SnowHorse
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: KITTENS!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3394

Re: KITTENS!!!!!

Yeah, however I don't know how "pure" they are -- we went to pick up one of the two they were offering, and after seeing where they were, my husband who was with me quickly agreed to take both just to get them out of there. I did not see their mama. Mocha, the little tortie point (tortie a...
by SnowHorse
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 8260

Re: Breakfast

Blueberries and half a banana topped with oatmeal (made from steelcut oats).
by SnowHorse
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: KITTENS!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3394

Re: KITTENS!!!!!

Love your kittens!!! We lost our old MamaCat in March, and our old Weim Wyatt in early summer, and now we have two new kittens and a pupper -- This is Bob the Girl Puppeh as a little pupper -- https://thumb9.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/576892/646097608/stock-photo-adorable-texas-heeler-p...
by SnowHorse
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Seeking your opinions
Replies: 45
Views: 10202

Re: Trucks! Seeking your opinions

Another vote on NEVER another Dodge! We had one (dually 3500), and it was a POS that needed to be fixed in every turn. Most "fun" was when I had to go tow it home from two hours away with our tiny old (1995, 1500) GMC (which has never had a wrench on the engine), when the fuel pump broke. ...
by SnowHorse
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom
Replies: 34
Views: 7406

Re: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals

I had UT trouble with two of my boys (I have seven cats, five of them are girls) several years ago. With the first one, I started feeding him prescription kibble from the Vet that was supposed to fix / help with the problem. It did, for a while (a year or two?), then he started having problems again...
by SnowHorse
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 55886

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

With BorrowLenses, they provide a pre-paid return shipping label. Will UPS pick up the parcel at your house if it is packaged up and label applied? Well they do bring stuff here, so I suppose they could pick up, too. I never ship anything anywhere except for a Xmas package overseas once a year by m...
by SnowHorse
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 55886

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

Is BorrowLenses not an option to rent from? That's who we use up north and we're in the boonies, too! You know, I have never rented a lens, and it appears that you get one shipped to your house, BUT how do you ship it back? If it means I have to drive 45 miles one way to get it to "a shipper&q...
by SnowHorse
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 55886

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

I wasn't suggesting the 200-500 for weddings or indoor events, just for wildlife. The pro wildlife guys are snatching these things up as a lighter and cheaper alternative to the 500 f4. I was actually looking at getting the Sigma 150-600mm and the photoshop guy said that since I was using the D500,...
by SnowHorse
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How many blankets does one horse need?
Replies: 40
Views: 8900

Re: How many blankets does one horse need?

I think I have a total of three - one real blanket and two thin sheets. The blanket could fit probably all horses but Hank (the draft), the sheets are smaller and most likely just fit two of the five horses.

So basically, I have a few, but they get used next to never.
by SnowHorse
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Introducing Ms. Dot
Replies: 36
Views: 6895

Re: Introducing Ms. Dot

She's beautiful, and her eye has such a sweet expression! Congrats!
by SnowHorse
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 3404

Re: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

We had it simple, just the two of us: bought some freshly smoked salmon yesterday, made some quinoa-butternut squash-zucchini stuffing, and green beans. I couldn't even finish up my plate, it was too much to eat. It's OK, I'll have the leftovers for dinner. First time I ever made *anything* for Than...
by SnowHorse
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help! UPDATE 11/30
Replies: 70
Views: 13031

Re: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help!

The thing is - most horses like being outside much better than inside. Of course you can always have an exception to that rule in a horse that grew up with little turnout, and no horsey friends, but for most part, they prefer outdoors. Ours get quite upset sometimes when the weather gets really nast...
by SnowHorse
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help! UPDATE 11/30
Replies: 70
Views: 13031

Re: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help!

Do they have access to shelter in the pasture? If so, leave all out 24/7. Divide pastures if necessary, so the groups are smaller if they can't all eat outside without fighting. I have 5 out in the pasture 24/7 and that's where they get their feed and hay. No cleaning up stalls, unless we get really...
by SnowHorse
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show us your pets!
Replies: 54
Views: 11448

Re: Show us your pets!

Chisamba - I *love* a forelock like that on a horse! None of our bays have one to write home about, Hank is the only one that comes a little closer to it.

She looks like a sweetheart, too :)





And you spinning peeps -- do you sell the yarn you make?
by SnowHorse
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Netflix--DVDs or streaming?
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Netflix--DVDs or streaming?

We also only stream. That said, since we actually got a TV a couple of months back, we haven't streamed a whole bunch. About at the same time our old ISP got bought by a slightly bigger ISP, and so far THEIR SERVICE SUCKS, and streaming is a major PITA. So, we've watched some stuff on TV instead, or...
by SnowHorse
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does this annoy you????
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Re: Does this annoy you????

Snowhorse, how did you live without a tv? How? Very easily...LOL :) If one has internet, you can get all the news from there, and outside of that there's nothing on TV that one can't live without. It's just a complete waste of time. I got better things to do, I think :) I can see how Rockabilly wou...
by SnowHorse
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 55886

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

I've only managed to look at the first page, but really lovely! I keep saying that I'm going to get into trying some photos for stock photography, but I just haven't made myself get around to it yet. I don't expect anyone to browse through them all, haha :) It was more like - "yeah, I sometime...
by SnowHorse
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 55886

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

Video (GoPro, so no closeups ) of the butterflies the other day - starting with two little moths --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti_LElBwqXY

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