Camera Trap Captures After Winter Storm Goliath

White-tailed deer on the main campus at Comanche Springs.


Winter storm Goliath dumped upwards of two to three feet of snow in Texas towards the end of the 2015. Strong, violent winds created snowdrifts as high as eight to ten feet. Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus received around 12 inches or more of snow from this storm.

I checked my camera traps on January 30th, 45 days after I reset them on December 15, 2015. The cameras held up remarkably well during Goliath and suffered no damage. Battery power was still above 90% on nine of the 10 cameras.

While the cameras did not capture the hailing winds or falling snow, they did capture some fantastic photos of animals.  Posted are sampling of the captures from bobcat (Lynx rufus), coyote (Canis latrans), feral hog (Sus scrofa), to white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) playing around the on the main section of the campus.

Love everything about this capture – from the snow to the walking coyote.


A feral hog captured a couple of days after the storm hit, hopefully its moved on from the property.


A bobcat captured at the Beaver Pond four days after Goliath hit the region.


The Beaver Pond encased in snow.


Photographs – © Christena Stephens

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