Donna Eberle of Northern Virginia set up a Christmas tree near her wildlife camera to see if any animals would come visit.
She shared the results to her Twitter account @mynaturecam.
Over the past few years, she’s been capturing animals in their natural habitat on cameras she’s set up along her home. “Throughout the year regular visitors include several foxes, opossums, raccoons, skunks and deer, all stopping by almost nightly,” she explains.
This year, she’s given the wildlife a little holiday cheer by dressing up their traditional stomping grounds. Eberle installed a Christmas tree with lights that has lured the animals in with their natural curiosity and has created some fascinating snapshots along the way.
An Ashburn Village woman has made national headlines for a series of heartwarming holiday photos she captured right in her own yard. Donna Eberle set up cameras and a small Christmas tree display and then waited. Sure enough, some denizens of the night showed up to celebrate.
Eberle’s photos got picked up by local Washington DC news stations, which then shared it with other news outlets around the country. It seems newscasters just can’t resist cute animals and holidays displays.