Here is a recent trailcam pic that shows a ghostly object that actually casts a shadow on the ground below it. In the frame prior to this there is nothing to see. In two frames prior there is a doe exiting the frame. Weird!
My guess is that it was a bat that the flash washed out... but then that is a large bat. If you look closely at the pic with the deer exiting the frame there appears to be the same figure in the far background in the upper left. Still pretty eerie! The wife now wants to camp there for the night to try and see it. I told her she was crazy!
Not a bat...moth. Big one, too. The wings and body are the right shape and you can see the antennae. It's close enough to the trail cam to wash out the color while blocking the light from the flash and throwing a shadow to the ground.
While I was up on the mountains looking for some elk, we spotted some off in the distance. And while I was glassing these elk I couldn’t quite pick up the details of these elk because they were clear out there, and because I couldn’t keep steady enough to get a clear picture of what I was looking at. I told my brother, “I can’t really tell ‘cause I’m shaking.” He gave me the best piece of glassing advice I’ve ever been told (‘cause how many glassing tips can there really be...