|The spooky camera on the fence post|
with the ominous blinking red eye.
We visited my daughter's family in northern Virginia over Thanksgiving, and there was so much squirrel traffic on the neighbor's rail fence that I decided to get some video clips.
The fence was a high speed overpass to the neighbor's bird feeders.
Squirrels raced to and fro along the top rail and hurdled the tops of the fence posts.
This definitely had possibilities for camera trapping, so I set a camera against one of the posts and waited a few hours for eye-level videos of on-coming Olympians leaping over the camera.
The squirrels regarded the camera as a scary intruder.
Maybe it was just the camera as a novel object, but I also got the impression that the blinking red eye (the passive infrared status light) made it even more spooky.
I set a second camera to see exactly what was going on, and this little video tells the story.