An old, hollowed out tree was the scene. It was a perfect ramshackle shack for a few resident raccoons.
Here's a curious one. That vertical tree right there is tough to see but it's very hollowed out.
The hole is at the bottom of the tree and goes up to a little above where the raccoon is in the picture.
I put another camera on the inside of the tree through this hole and had a pretty good idea that i would get some videos of raccoons messing with my camera.
I was correct in thinking this!
The raccoons not only played with my camera, but also gnawed on a chain that it was connected to, defecated on the entire camera, and tried to work open the small padlock on it.
Here is what a "Coon Closeup" looks like from inside their home.
I'm not going to show you any video of a pooping raccoon, so you'll have to visualize that yourself if you want to.
But anyway, here is another video of one wondering why there is a camera in its home.
I took the cameras down from this set a bit ago until I can find out a better way to diffuse the infrared flashes. I could also try to move the camera from the inside to make it higher, so that the raccoons are farther away from it.
Either way, it wasn't a terrible set for camera trapping and I was glad to prove to myself that there were in fact, raccoons living in this tree.