It’s always exciting to stumble upon some secret little stash while out in the woods. And over the years, I’ve stumbled across lots of geocaches, fairy house, forts, and occasionally a trail camera. I even found a set of my car keys about 5 years after I lost them! A few weeks ago I came across a trail camera in Centennial Woods in Burlington. And then I started finding them all over Centennial Woods (The Baader Meinhof Phenomenon).
A few days after finding the first camera, I day stumbled across a deer carcass. Jed Murdoch and his UVM students already found the carcass and had set up a couple of trail cameras pointed its direction. His TA, Caitlin Drasher suspected cause of death: bobcat (their class had caught a bobcat on a camera nearby in the days before the deer had been killed).