Mariton: The Nose Knows
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
These trail camera photos capture the surprise of deer as they came across my trail in a remote part of the Mariton. I normally try to change camera cards just before (or during ) a rain in order to wash away my scent. I departed from that in this instance because I wanted to change the card and batteries before a cold spell. I have to cross the deer trail to get to the camera. This was the first group of deer to come down the trail after I had been there. Not only do they “sense” my tracks, but I think they can smell my scent on the camera. They came by the next day and didn’t bat an eye.