What is this on my camera?
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Contributors to this thread:
Hawkarcher 10-Oct-19
Hawkarcher 10-Oct-19
Norseman 10-Oct-19
Hawkarcher 10-Oct-19
RK 10-Oct-19
Hawkarcher 10-Oct-19
Hawkarcher 10-Oct-19
JohnMC 10-Oct-19
Scoot 10-Oct-19
RK 10-Oct-19
DConcrete 10-Oct-19
Grey Ghost 10-Oct-19
t-roy 10-Oct-19
Norseman 10-Oct-19
JTV 10-Oct-19
Hawkarcher 10-Oct-19
RK 10-Oct-19
Norseman 10-Oct-19
RK 10-Oct-19
RK 10-Oct-19
Hawkarcher 10-Oct-19
RK 10-Oct-19
Stoneman 10-Oct-19
cnelk 10-Oct-19
JTV 10-Oct-19
dirtclod Az. 11-Oct-19
Duke 11-Oct-19
JohiahKep 11-Oct-19
1boonr 11-Oct-19
TrapperKayak 11-Oct-19
Brotsky 11-Oct-19
Ambush 11-Oct-19
Scar Finga 11-Oct-19
LINK 11-Oct-19
Elite 1 11-Oct-19
Brotsky 11-Oct-19
Ambush 11-Oct-19
JD 11-Oct-19
Scoot 11-Oct-19
Woods Walker 11-Oct-19
Duke 11-Oct-19
t-roy 12-Oct-19
Ambush 12-Oct-19
DanaC 12-Oct-19
Brotsky 13-Oct-19
Fuzz 13-Oct-19
Dyjack 13-Oct-19
gunnar 13-Oct-19
Scoot 13-Oct-19
greenmountain 15-Oct-19
Hackbow 15-Oct-19
sticksender 15-Oct-19
TrapperKayak 15-Oct-19
Scoot 15-Oct-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 15-Oct-19
Grey Ghost 15-Oct-19
Hackbow 15-Oct-19
tonyo6302 15-Oct-19
Russell 15-Oct-19
From: Hawkarcher
10-Oct-19

Hawkarcher's embedded Photo
Hawkarcher's embedded Photo
I’m assuming badger but tail looks long and hairless.

From: Hawkarcher
10-Oct-19
Sorry pic shows up poorly on zooming.

From: Norseman
10-Oct-19
Wold

From: Hawkarcher
10-Oct-19
Wold would freak me out.

From: RK
10-Oct-19
Yep. Northern Wold

From: Hawkarcher
10-Oct-19
Damn. SSS I guess. Damn DNR been introducing wolds to central Iowa. I thought it was just a rumor.

From: Hawkarcher
10-Oct-19

Hawkarcher's embedded Photo
Hawkarcher's embedded Photo

From: JohnMC
10-Oct-19
Is that it’s face on right facing camera? Terrible quality image unfortunately.

From: Scoot
10-Oct-19
Is that a northern wold or the less common black tailed wold? The black tails can be a bugger to get rid of once they infiltrate a food plot.

From: RK
10-Oct-19
Scoot. By god I think you are right. Black tail on further examination. Good catch. Really a rare Wold for sure

From: DConcrete
10-Oct-19
What in the hell is a wold?

From: Grey Ghost
10-Oct-19
Your neighbor’s mutt got loose.

Matt

From: t-roy
10-Oct-19
Badger? BADGER?? We ain’t got no stinking badgers!

Definitely a wold, but I’m thinking it’s a least wold. Notice the relatively straight spinal features?

From: Norseman
10-Oct-19
Could be a short haired least wold, the more I look at it. Never seen one that far into Iowa.

From: JTV
10-Oct-19
Badger

From: Hawkarcher
10-Oct-19

Hawkarcher's embedded Photo
Hawkarcher's embedded Photo
Same camera

From: RK
10-Oct-19
Norseman

That's way to far north for a short haired least Wold. Especially this time of year

The spinal features are well noted but I'm still kind of going with the black tailed Wold.

You guys may be right but highly unusual for the least short hair

From: Norseman
10-Oct-19
Makes sense that it’s a black tailed wold based on location. Must still have its summer coat. Which threw me off for a second.

From: RK
10-Oct-19
I think you are right. Summer coat nails it. Good catch

Hopefully that camera will catch a better picture.

I think you guys nailed it though

From: RK
10-Oct-19
I think you are right. Summer coat nails it. Good catch

Hopefully that camera will catch a better picture.

I think you guys nailed it though

From: Hawkarcher
10-Oct-19
I’ve seen them on the way to the ozarks but this far north is crazy. Climate change I guess.

From: RK
10-Oct-19
Hawkarcher

That's more than likely the reason

From: Stoneman
10-Oct-19

Stoneman's embedded Photo
Stoneman's embedded Photo

From: cnelk
10-Oct-19
WTF is a 'wold'?

From: JTV
10-Oct-19

JTV's Link
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolds ..... that these guys are eluding to is a fictitious critter that dosnt exist ...

From: dirtclod Az.
11-Oct-19
Chupacabra!

From: Duke
11-Oct-19
Migrating Wold. Biologists have documented these creatures covering up to 1700 miles on their annual migration.

From: JohiahKep
11-Oct-19
It appears to be like a Wold.

From: 1boonr
11-Oct-19
When you buy a camera like that you help out the elk poacher Busbice. There are plenty of other cheap cameras you can buy, most are better and they won’t help the poacher

From: TrapperKayak
11-Oct-19
It's one of the famous Cots Wold imported from Great Britain.

From: Brotsky
11-Oct-19
Wisconsin Badger, I see this picture was taken on a Friday. Likely drunk off his ass and looking for a fish fry.

From: Ambush
11-Oct-19
Like sheep, everybody just jumps on the wold train. First off, you guys have that critter going the wrong way. That's not his tail to the right, that's his nose.

Very clearly the ant eating, slender nosed Sidehill Gouger. Hard to identify on flat ground unless seen walking. The erratic, gyrating gait is unmistakable, much like most bowsiters after midnight at a P&Y convention.

From: Scar Finga
11-Oct-19
You guys are killing me!!!

From: LINK
11-Oct-19
I’m going to say an opposum.

From: Elite 1
11-Oct-19

Elite 1's embedded Photo
Elite 1's embedded Photo
I had the same problem this spring Identifying this animal. Sent it into the bowsiters and it was confirmed a very young Wold. I think they originally came out of Wisconsin so they have moved into the Dakotas. You never know where they will show up.

From: Brotsky
11-Oct-19
Ambush, we take jumping on sheep pretty seriously out here in the midwest.

From: Ambush
11-Oct-19
^^^^ Tall rubber boots and Velcro mitts are standard issue. ;)

From: JD
11-Oct-19
Brotsky, I think you're mixing up the Wisconsin firle with the wold....firles don't like cole slaw, tarter sauce or brandy old fashions...

From: Scoot
11-Oct-19
JD, badger-wolds like cheese and alcohol and the males prefer any female wold with a tube top and very few teeth. I was thinking blacktail, but could it be a badger variety wold?

From: Woods Walker
11-Oct-19
I see you're practicing QWM Hawk!

From: Duke
11-Oct-19
Despite the wold being an invasive species and highly predatory animal killing anything in its way and often going out of its way to sport kill many bleeding hearts are trying to put it on as a protective species. There’s no place for wolds.

From: t-roy
12-Oct-19
Minnesota (or South Dakota)........where the men are men, and the sheep are nervous.

From: Ambush
12-Oct-19
If the rolling stones were from Minnesota, they wouldn't have sung 'Hey, you, get off'a my cloud".

It would have been: "Hey Macleod, get off'a my ewe".

From: DanaC
12-Oct-19
Looks like a young coyote.

From: Brotsky
13-Oct-19
#1 lie told in wester S.D. is “Honestly officer, I was just helping this sheep through the fence.”

From: Fuzz
13-Oct-19

Fuzz's embedded Photo
Fuzz's embedded Photo
Litter mate to one of our kittens born this spring... we named it Lee....

As in Ug-Lee.

From: Dyjack
13-Oct-19
Some say wold can cover 60 vertical mile days just like gritty.

From: gunnar
13-Oct-19
Hey Fuzz that isn’t a cat it’s gremlin, you fed your magui after midnight didn’t you?

From: Scoot
13-Oct-19
Bright light, bright light!

15-Oct-19
I was wondering why everyone jumped on the wold bandwagon . I had never heard the term. The animal pictured appears to be a badger to me. Please folks: educate us.

From: Hackbow
15-Oct-19
My cousin's neighbor's kid is doing wold research at the University of North Midwestern Plains States. I referred him to this thread. He said many of you are very astute in your observations and that in his experience outdoorsmen, hunters and trappers in particular, are very reliable when it comes to recounting sightings. After studying the picture and conferring with his team, their consensus is that it is indeed a wold, but a lesser/black tailed cross, which would explain some of our collective confusion.

He is hesitant to post here so as not to taint a potential data gathering field. However, he may be reaching out to some of you for further discussion.

From: sticksender
15-Oct-19
I've heard that a small lobbying contingent within the Gland Slam Club wants the wold added to the NA29 quest. Any subspecies would count. Thereafter, the feat will be dubbed the Dirty30.

From: TrapperKayak
15-Oct-19
The black thing to the left looks like partridge tail feathers

From: Scoot
15-Oct-19
Hackbow, it's funny that you use the word taint in your reply. It turns out that wolds have a very pronounced taint. I'm color blind so I don't see it very well, but apparently it has a reddish hue that contrasts their typically brown or black coats. It's almost impossible to see unless you have a dead one in front of you flipped on its back.

Thought I would go all Cliff Clavin and share that interesting little wold trivia tidbit.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Oct-19
Fuzz, I am certain your momma cat has a chupacabra for a boyfriend!

From: Grey Ghost
15-Oct-19
I'd SSS that wold, they are devastating on the snipe population.

Matt

From: Hackbow
15-Oct-19
Cliffy/Scoot,

I am not up to speed on wold anatomy. That little tidbit seems to be valuable info for wold hunters. It would give them a very easy aiming point for a Texas heart shot and ironically make tons of sense for sticksender's Dirty 30 designation.

From: tonyo6302
15-Oct-19
Ninjamisu kicked off the Wold a few years back, on a wolf bashing thread.

. . .

. . .

That is tribal knowledge.

. . . now SCOOT, you got to stop talking about all JTV's girlfriends like that. (any female wold with a tube top and very few teeth.)

. . . he he he . . . .

;^)

Tony

From: Russell
15-Oct-19
Looks to me like a rabbit.

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