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#6877724 - 09/03/17 10:39 PM Anyone ever had this happen?
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Wood pecker destroyed the lens on the motion sensor on game cam.
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#6877725 - 09/03/17 10:42 PM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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#6877784 - 09/04/17 01:00 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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Hear about them peckers all the time
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#6877917 - 09/04/17 09:36 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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Registered: 09/23/15
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Loc: Rockwall TX
We have had at least four cameras in different areas have the sensor cover pecked out by turkeys.

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#6878448 - 09/04/17 07:54 PM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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Thought about it being the turkeys since iam coverd up in them but the cam is 5ft high. So figured it was a wood pecker
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#6878669 - 09/05/17 04:47 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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all the time - lost 2-3 of them already this year
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#6878688 - 09/05/17 06:09 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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Registered: 09/23/15
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Loc: Rockwall TX
My camera was at lease 4'-5' off of the ground as well. The way we knew it was turkeys was there were pictures of the turkey looking right at the camera doing a selfie. How they are able to do it with the camera that high off the ground is anybody's guess. We are covered up with turkeys as well.

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#6878815 - 09/05/17 08:42 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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This is probably my favorite video on this topic.



It is thought that the sounds made by the camera trick the woodpeckers into thinking there are insects inside of it.
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#6878867 - 09/05/17 09:29 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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I've had several ruined like that. You can buy frenzel lense material and repair them.

I've never had one ruined that was on a t post. Once I quit putting cameras on wooden posts or trees I haven't had any losses.
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#6878915 - 09/05/17 10:15 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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We have had a couple done that way. The last picture on the camera is a picture of the woodpecker looking into the lens and that is it.
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#6878951 - 09/05/17 10:55 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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I have a couple like that myself. Rancher, is that the magnifying lens material you use to replace it?
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#6884306 - 09/11/17 02:52 PM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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Have had my place since 2011. Not until this year has a dang woodpecker pecked at the motion detection lens. My cams are in a kinda half box, attached with zip-ties and mounted on sawhorses. May have to go the t-post route.

Have had a problem with rats knawing the zip-ties in two.

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#6886816 - 09/13/17 09:58 PM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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Found one two weeks ago that had been attacked by a wood pecker.

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#6887021 - 09/14/17 08:30 AM Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115]
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had this happen several times as well.....bought the fresnel material here to repair.... http://www.snapshotsniper.com/HomeBrewProducts.htm
very easy and inexpensive to repair.

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