When animals know that there’s no one watching them, they’ll tend to behave differently and be a little bit more adventurous. Hidden trail cameras are often installed in the woods by wildlife photographers, hunters or observers, and they allow us to see how animals behave in their natural surroundings. As it turns out, some wild animals definitely have a bit of a mischievous and wacky side.
These 50+ photographs of unsuspecting animals are definitely proof of that!
What would you do when you suddenly saw a flying squirrel headed your way? We’d imagine running away is the first thing that would pop up in your mind – and that’s exactly what this deer must’ve thought.
This hidden picture just proves how beautiful and cute love can be. These two four-footers decided to have a little alone time and give each other a secret peck on the lips. How adorable!
The owner of this trail camera had no idea why the thing suddenly stopped working. When he inspected the lens, he was suspecting that someone deliberately broke it. It turns out that a bird was just a little bit too curious and decided to take a peek into the lens – this was the last picture that the camera had ever taken.
Teamwork makes the dream work, right? That’s certainly what these couple of raccoons must’ve thought, who were desperately trying to reach a feeder at a fairly high location. They couldn’t get there on their own, so they just decided to climb on top of each other to retrieve it. Those raccoons surely are ingenious!
You can definitely say that this picture was taken at exactly the right moment. This owl decided that he would try and attack a deer. Maybe he just was really hungry? In any case, this deer and owl likely won’t be the best of friends for a while.
Photobombing usually ends up in a great and hilarious picture – but it’s even better when animals do it! These two deer were simply minding their own business when this raccoon managed to spot the hidden camera. It looks like this raccoon was taking a selfie!
Who says raccoons can’t have fun? This feeder seemed to be malfunctioning, but the local raccoons didn’t let that stop them from throwing a small party. This image was definitely taken afterward, as the furry animals look completely tired and exhausted from all their exciting nightly activities.
You might not be able to recognize them, but these kittens are small foxes. Look at how sweet and adorable they look! They’re residing at a large den site with mommy fox and enjoying life. Luckily, this trail cam was around to capture one of their cute moments.
When you’re growing up, not being able to reach all of the higher things can be a bit of a pain. Luckily for this small four-footer, mama bear was around to give her child a little lift.
This deer wanted to check if he could do an impression of a human being by standing on his two feet, and thinking that there was no one around he struck a pose – which can only be described as fabulous.
Plenty of people like to stretch as a morning ritual, and this bear is a big fan of stretching to start the day as well. Rise and shine everyone!
This raccoon just casually decided to catch a ride on his friend, a hog. You definitely can’t deny the uncanny resemblance between them and Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King.
Some shots are just too perfect. This trail camera is motion-activated, and a wild deer triggered the camera early in the morning. This deer was particularly stylish thanks to his seemingly new haircut!
“This fox has 8 kits and I got this trail cam pic of them nursing in front of the den site,” the photographer of this great image wrote. What an amazing and adorable picture!
It looks like an image from the movie ‘Fight Club’ or the Street Fighter video games as these two hedgehogs prepare to do battle against one another. These two spikey animals definitely seem ready to wrestle!
This person set up a trail camera at a hunting ground where coyotes reside, and this was by far the best photo that was snapped. The look of this threatening and snowy coyote speaks more than a thousand words.
The timing couldn’t be any better as a bunny decided to jump in this barrel. Perhaps a friend was waiting there, or it was warmer inside? In any case, this rabbit definitely thought that the barrel was more interesting than the surrounding snow.
Raccoons are real team players. This furry animal decided to climb on the food sprinkler and keep pulling it so that all of his raccoon buddies would have plenty to eat. A generous friend!
Whether this Indian tiger was testing out a new camouflage or simply took a dive in the mud to cool off a little bit, there’s no denying that this trail cam captured a stunning picture. The mud makes it look like half a panther!
Animals bumping into trail cameras is something that’s completely unavoidable, but it usually ends up in some really great shots. This deer definitely wanted to see the lens up close!
Otters have to be one of the most hilarious animal species out there, as their facial expressions are just always on point. This furry otter was simply enjoying his meal when he was suddenly startled by the camera. He must’ve thought the lens looked a little bit fishy…
Some trail cameras are more well-hidden than others, and it looks like this bear thought he was being followed. This picture of the bear looking behind his back is just too funny!
Flying squirrels and deer, they just don’t seem to get along very well. This shot was taken at a perfect moment, and the deer absolutely has no clue that a small furry animal is about to land on its back. Talk about a surprise!
These two impressively sized Bald Eagles are about to battle it out, and they’ve even got a small audience. One little bird, in particular, seems to be enjoying the spectacle, casually watching in the snow.
This adorable and playful deer was able to spot a trail camera during the day, and he figured that it was the ideal moment to make a funny face. He posed with his tongue out and it ended up in a really funny and goofy picture.
Animals can be very defensive, and this deer wasn’t too happy when some unannounced guests showed up in his territory. After all, a cornfield is definitely something you don’t want to share with other deer.
Squirrels will look for their food just about everywhere. In this picture, Easter came a little bit early as this adorable squirrel was looking for food inside a couple of easter eggs. How cute!
Cameras that are activated by motion can definitely shoot some interesting pictures. This squirrel wanted to check out the lens, but it looks like he flew just a little bit too close.
Animals have just as much right to privacy as humans do. This trail camera snapped a picture of a fox who was just about to do its business out in the woods. Oops!
When deer are excited, they’ll tend to jump up in the air sometimes. This one was seemingly chasing a friend and managed to get a little bit of airtime – something this hidden trail cam was able to capture perfectly. It’s as if the deer is hovering above the ground!
There aren’t many things that are cuter than the motherly love between two animals. The owner of this trail cam was thrilled to see this immensely cute picture of a whitetail doe spending some quality time with her little fawn.
“This lynx is laying around enjoying some warm spring weather up here in the Yukon Territory,” the owner wrote about this adorable (and perhaps a little bit lazy) lynx. Resting and rolling around in the snow, what more could a lynx possibly want in life?
This dark image looks like a shot from a horror movie, but that doesn’t make it any less spectacular. This grim and cold picture of a coyote was taken early in the morning. The owner didn’t even expect to see coyotes in the area and was hoping to get pictures of deer instead.
Who knew that ‘hide and seek’ would be popular amongst deer as well? This one definitely seems to have found a perfect hiding place in some kind of wooden construction.
Even though these three friends didn’t pay much attention to the ‘hidden’ camera, the three deer were more than happy to strike a pose. With one looking away, one looking towards the lens and another inspecting the ground, this turned out to be a cool and seemingly choreographed picture.
This furious animal definitely didn’t seem to appreciate his fake counterpart. Apparently, it doesn’t like to be mocked so he decided to charge it with all of its might.
Somehow, someway, this deer managed to get his head stuck on a large bucket. That’s definitely something you don’t see every day! Hopefully, this deer was able to free himself out of his unique predicament because it probably isn’t fun to carry a bucket on your head all day.
A hidden trail camera managed to get an absolutely splendid shot of a pack of wolves. This trio was howling in the night, but it’s the two glowing eyes in the background that make for an even cooler shot.