Well, Well, Well … Foxes

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 I was about ready to eat lunch, and my husband said, “fox.” To his bow room I went, camera in hand! This was on January 5.

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The visit was short.

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It jumped off the “platform” and trotted to the thicket in the back corner of our yard. There’s an opening under our neighbor’s fence that they use when they come and go.

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Then this afternoon (January 13), with the temperature rising and the snow mostly melted, I headed out for a loop walk of our backyard. I had planned to look for fox prints by the barn. And I actually found one. I snapped four pictures and suddenly there was a strong  nasty smell. A fox was under there, and it wanted me to leave. I did.

(The track is a tad hard to see because of the direction of the light. It’s roughly in the center of the picture.

The next day, Buffy and I were walking a loop around the back back of our yard. Buffy showed a lot of interest along the side of the barn. She went around there two or three times. The fox had about half of the backyard smelling!

As of today, January 23, I haven’t seen the foxes or seen any tracks in the snow. The male’s probably going out in a different direction. I know they’re still under there because they “scent” the backyard every time we’re out there.

 

 

 

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Splendid pictures of the fox thank you.

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  2. Posted by Therese on January 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Oh boy! The foxes are back!!!! Great pictures ahead!
    Sorry about the smell but yay the foxes are back!

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  3. That must be the perfect spot for a den because they keep coming back.

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  4. They’re back, yea! They have such a lovely, bushy tail. I had to laugh, all my husband has to say is “eagle” and I start running to the balcony grabbing my camera at the slider where it patiently waits while home. It only takes one word to get us running, huh?!! 🙂

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