I've got pics like that. Yes,,, animals do know where the cameras are. The infared lights do get noticed. I had a guy once tell me about how he placed his camera on the ground,, (nevada & no trees,) in video mode. He showed me the footage of a fox coming in,, looking at it,, running over to it,, grabbing the camera & running off with it a little ways. Then the fox dropped it,,, peed on it & left.