Im thinking that they swapped SD cards on the spot but their SD card had photos on it.
Friend playing a joke is possible. But illegal action is more likely. Wonder if they took a buck from there too.
FWIW trespassing alone is a misdamenor, with a firearm it is a Felony offense.
I would report the issue to our local Game warrden and make sure they have copies of the photos. I would also ask for premission to carry a concealed sidearm for protection at all times due to apparent criminal activity on your property.
Our cams have caught no less than 6 guys 4 atvs and 2 rots all hog hunting on our property when and where they are not supposed to be. And yes one of them tampered with a cam (touched it and changed its angle of fire) but did nto steal anything. They were all careful not to have their faces captured though.
This post was edited on 10/10 at 7:22 pm