The next phase of this obsession was to start building "home brew" camera traps. A homebrew consists of an actual digital camera "hacked" so that it can be controlled via wires which are in turn connected to a controller board which can be purchased online. I got my very first homebrew picture right off of my front porch.
Once a homebrew is finished, it needs to be tested, so I took a lot of photos right around my house. Here's a few: Lots of grey foxes; there seemed to be a lot of them around.
Of course skunks.
And racoons. This one is in a little creek bed behind our house. I love the wet feet.