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Anyone ever had this happen? #6877724
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Wood pecker destroyed the lens on the motion sensor on game cam.

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Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6877784
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Hear about them peckers all the time



Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6877917
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We have had at least four cameras in different areas have the sensor cover pecked out by turkeys.

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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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all the time - lost 2-3 of them already this year


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Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6878688
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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.

Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6878815
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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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Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: Double Naught Spy] #6878867
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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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Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6878915
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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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I have a couple like that myself. Rancher, is that the magnifying lens material you use to replace it?


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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.

Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6886816
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Found one two weeks ago that had been attacked by a wood pecker.

Re: Anyone ever had this happen? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6887021
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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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