If you’re of a certain age (like me) you likely spent plenty of time in your childhood watching the roadrunner get the best of good ol’ Wile E. Coyote.

I’ll admit that I sometimes found myself feeling bad for Wile E., who despite the best scientific advancements that ACME could provide, never caught up with his prey.

This morning’s trail cam star — you can call him Wile E. Junior, if you want — seems cut out of the same mold as that cartoon buffoon.

OK. Buffoon is a bit strong. But watch today’s video, and make your own judgment.

Tim Martin said he captured this video in his backyard in Cave Springs, Arkansas.

The video is a nighttime clip of a coyote that appears to be munching on something. Watch carefully and you’ll see an even larger potential snack — a deer — bound away on the left side of the frame. The coyote briefly turns its head, but seems satisfied to sit back and enjoy whatever it has found for a meal.

“Until we utilized this trail camera we had no idea such wildlife visited our yard late at night, especially in such a highly residential area,” Martin said. “I would recommend using your article and this footage to suggest that others install a trail camera on their property line as well because this really brings nature much closer to home than we ever expected.”

Do you have a trail camera photo or video to share? Send it to jholyoke@bangordailynews.com and tell us “I consent to the BDN using my photo.” In order to prevent neighbors from stopping by to try to tag particularly large bucks, moose or bears, some identities and towns of origin may be omitted.

John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. He spent 28 years working for the BDN, including 19 years as the paper's outdoors columnist or outdoors editor. While...