Jennifer George lives in a semi-rural area in San Diego County. She used to watch various animals wandering into her garden from an area in the distance, until she thought of a genius idea to take a better look. One summer day in 2019, she decided to grab some water for a family of coyote pups and a wholesome passion took off from there on.
She started with a simple metal bowl of water which became pretty popular among local animals because it could get pretty hot and warm in California and it has since been upgraded into a real ‘animal thirst trap’, a bigger bowl and a solar fountain. At present, a cluster of animals come to visit George’s backyard every day for a refreshing drink or free pool party. But the best part is that we can explore feathered, furry, and even scaly crawlers and their behavior from up close thanks to a hidden CCTV camera set up outside the fountain. And some of them, like snakes, coyotes, skunks and bobcats are species you probably wouldn’t like to meet face to face by any means!
#1. A cat trespassing. Jennifer further stated that animals such as birds were frequent visitors and they would leave definitely after a bath as well. Other nocturnal visitors included skunks, opossums and bobcats.
#2. A cheeky animal looking directly at the camera while drinking water.
#3. Snakes in the house.
#4. A nocturnal footage of a cat passing by.
#5. Someone brought a friend along too, this time.
#6. “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.” Jennifer stated.
#7. A grown up thirsty pupper.
#8. Exploring the local fauna and wildlife.
#10. Wolf thirst.
#11. Bird showers.
#12. And more bird baths.
#13. Rabbits in the garden.
#15. Unusual species.
#16. Sneaky mice.
#17. Lights, camera, action.
#18. Familiar visitors again.
#19. A settled dove.
#20. Skunks again.
#21. Night raccoons.
#22. Posing at its best.
#23. Camera caught in action.
#24. Sniff sniff.
#25. 26. 27. 28. Various species of birds.
#29. Early morning.
#30. Gleaming eyes in the dark.