Have you ever wondered about the secret life of animals? Yes, we know Disney made a movie of that, but they were cartoon animals, not real ones.
We think that most pet owners have. There's something beguiling about the idea that animals might be living different lives when we are not watching over them.
So, we set out to find what it is animals do when you're not looking and what we found will both surprise and delight you.
These images are all the results of motion-activated cameras that let you follow animals when people aren't about.
1. The Deer Clown
There's always one in every group of people, and it turns out that deer are the same. That practical joker who has to turn every meal time into something about them.
2. Hakuna Matata
OK, it's not Pumba and Timon, but it's pretty close. This is a raccoon taking a ride on a wild pig at night.
3. Pack It In This Could Get Ruff
These pups are clearly very excited about something; they look almost like canine choristers as they sing their lungs out into the cold, dark night.
4. The Escapee That Didn't Want To Escape
This fella was out minding his own business when he came across a decoy deer in his territory and charged it. Now, he's stuck with it.
5. Raccoon Photobomb
In the era of the selfie, is it any surprise to find that animals pull the same tricks as humans do? Here we have a raccoon upstaging a bunch of drinking deer.
6. Did Somebody Spike Their Drinks?
They look almost human, don't they? These two porcupines have snuck out of their burrows for a Romeo and Juliet-style rendezvous by the looks of things.
7. This Is A Pride Sit In
Mountain lions don't care much about civil activism, but they do like to meet up in Texas and chill out together and make sure that everyone in the community is feeling good.
8. The Fox On The Toilet
As you can see, this poor fox snuck off somewhere to be in private and the hidden camera spoiled her dignity forever. It's a small price to pay for fame.
9. Don't Mess With The Owl
We've heard of owls carrying off small mammals, but we think that a deer might be too much of an ambitious target. He's going to have a go anyway.
10. Breaking And Entering
When raccoons get together, there can be no happy outcome, and for this bag of bird feed, there certainly wasn't. We admire his ingenuity all the same.
11. Fetching The Bone
We can't imagine that this furry fella has someone throwing for him, but this is a wolf trudging through the snow and for some reason, he's carrying a huge bone.
12. Basketball Bear
This baby bear wants the bird food, but can't reach. Although, doesn't he look like he's lining up a jump shot for the NBA finals? We think he does.
13. When Karma Arrives
This hunter thinks he's the man for bringing down the deer. In the background, we find a mountain lion that knows she's the woman and it's game over for him.
14. Caught Feeding The Deer Of The Damned
If there was a village out there somewhere populated by demonic deer, this is what it would look like. This is feeding time at night and the camera light gives their eyes a strange quality.
15. The Last Word
This little fella wants to share his thoughts on being spied on with cameras. We can quite sympathize with his point.
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