Woman Sets Up A Hidden Camera To Capture Photos Of Wild Animals Drinking From Her Water Fountain

For some of us, having animal visitors to our gardens is something that we don’t necessarily take notice of. But for Jennifer George, it has become somewhat of a hobby.

Jennifer happens to live in a semi-rural part of San Diego County where her backyard sees a whole host of wildlife. As a result, she has seen a number of animals come to her backyard. It all began after a hot day back in 2019 when she noticed that there was a family of coyote pups nearby that seemed thirsty. She put out a bowl of water for them, and from there, things spiraled and she took to the internet with her newfound hobby.

Speaking of her hobby to Bored Panda, Jennifer said, “I’ve lived in Southern California all my life, and some of these animals I’ve never seen before, like the long-tailed weasel and the western tanager. I love seeing the coyote puppies and the road runners. I’m hoping an owl will stop by one day.”

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Jennifer kept refilling the bowl of water, and it kept attracting animals in what has been called an “animal thirst trap.” Of course, this meant that she ended up needing a larger bowl as well as a solar fountain. These additions ensure that a variety of different animals will continuously stop by to drink from her bowl and fountain.

She’s managed to get all her different visitors on tape thanks to the hidden camera that she set up. While it’s so cool to see these animals on film, there are a wide variety of animals, including critters like snakes and coyotes, that you wouldn’t want to run into in person. But it’s still cool to see them online.

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