Barak Gurney really enjoys sharing some of his Maine wildlife videos. You and I are the beneficiaries of his generosity.

Today, he provided a few video clips in which he and a relative demonstrate both craftsmanship and ingenuity.

“I have a cousin who makes bird houses and he has a passion for wildlife,” he said in introducing the videos.

The cousin crafted the bird house pictured and Gurney erected it on the small tree on Dec. 18. It didn’t take long for the wildlife to take note.

“The deer had a meeting there that evening,” he said. “My cousin and I got a chuckle out of it and I decided I’d put an apple on the screw that stuck out on the bottom of the bird house.”

The following night, an opportunistic deer came into the frame and immediately noticed the tasty morsel hanging above its head. It couldn’t resist.

From that point on, the feeder has doubled as an apple dispenser, Gurney said.

He subsequently took his camera offline because of the cold weather, but powered it back up on Feb. 22. That’s when the deer shown in the second part of the video came by hoping for more.

Thanks to Barak for more cool videos!

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Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...