Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Foxy Visitor

Whilst having lunch yesterday, we were visited by this young fox. It came right up on to the deck and began nosing around amongst the pots and boxes of plants. It didn't seem the least bit frightened when we went out to take photos.
It looked a bit lean, but was bright-eyed, so I don't think it was ill at all. The parkland nextdoor was being mowed at the time. Perhaps it has a lair out there and was frightened out of it.










19 comments:

purplegiraffes said...

It's so cute!!!!

Well, its better than cane toads, at least!

Susan said...

I believe I would have been a little frightened! I saw a coyote cross the yard last week, that was a little too close for me. Great pictures!

Kerri said...

That's a cute little curious fox! You got some great photos of it. It's always interesting to get an up-close glimpse of the local wildlife, isn't it? Do you have rabies over there Alice?
We've seen an occasional coyote up by the barn, and we see foxes beside the road sometimes, but I've never seen one in our yard.
Are those square things compost bins? Ross and I were wondering.

Arthur said...

I wanted to let you know that my blog references yours today. I love the pictures! A nice treat for a snowy New York day!

Val said...

Well if he was a British fox, I would say he was a young one. And I am glad we dont have rabies over here. Long may it stay that way. A very cute face - I couldnt even be cross when they kept taking our chickens for their dinner!

jellyhead said...

What a sweet little fella!

We used to see the odd fox when my grandparents lived on a small piece if acreage, but I haven't seen a fox in suburbia for years. Lucky you!

meggie said...

It does look very cute, but....

Sara said...

He is a very cute little fox. But I imagine there's much more to him than cuteness!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Goodness Frances..... What absolutely gorgeous pictures, amazing!!! He seems quite happy taking a walk around your garden and I’m sure his visit was indeed a treat for you too. Marion

Sharon Kay said...

Alice.....I found you again. I lost you because I have changed my blog address just a few times. I find your garden lovely because we are in the middle of a cold winter in Ohio. We moved back up north in the states. We were in Florida for the winter months and I am now back in Ohio for my children and grandchildren are. Just love it here and when you have a minute or two come and check out my cottage. I feel like I just found an old but deer blogging friend..............Sharon K

farmingfriends said...

These photos are amazing. I have never been up close to a fox before. Thanks for sharing.
Sara from farmingfriends

seeinganew said...

Hello again from Ohio. What a cute little fox, and he does look lean. He looked like he was ready to come in your house and beg for a treat. I've never seen a fox up this close. We had them here in our neighborhood when we first moved in, but as development occurred, all the wildlife seems to be disappearing. Off to view (hopefully) your garden pictures -- we're getting very tired of winter here in Ohio!

Jane said...

Hello from the SE United States, Alice! I love that you've had a fox visitor! I have been lucky enough to have racoons, opossum, squirrels, and chipmunks who race around the woods along with all the birds. A stray coyote wandered through about three months ago. The blogosphere is a wonderful way to connect with folks all over -- so nice to find you and Noella! Have a wonderful weekend -- Jane

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Great pictures of the fox. We have red foxes in Oklahoma too. They can be a real nuisance with the chickens, but they are cute. Except the part where he was snarling. Ah, your roses in the previous post are lovely. I don't see any blackspot on the David Austin's. Do you spray, or is your weather not conducive to blackspot?

Merle said...

Hi Alice ~~ Great pictures of the fox who was very cheeky, hanging around. I would have thought he would leave as soon as he heard or saw you.
We have had a wonderful 3 inches (75 mm) of gentle rain which will green up our lawns again and do the garden a lot of good. Glad you liked the Puppy story, it was new to me, but a nice one. The weather has been quite a lot cooler, 3oC and under for a few days so that is not hard to take.
Take care, Alice, Love, Merle.

Sally Forth said...

Love the photos! We, too, have a visiting fox. It stops by early in the morning and just after sunset. Never the middle of the day, though. It's large, almost as big as the neighbors kelpie.

Pear tree cottage! said...

Alice I think he see's in you a mother! (smiles) now I wonder if you showed him a tub full of water and gave him a bath would he stay long! I think not!! lol lol lol.....just kidding I have no idea how you ask a fox to kindly leave.

So nice to be back visitng you today could you help me with the name of the plant on my blog I am sure you above all will know!

Love Lee-ann

Mandi said...

am beginig to wonder if he had been hand reared or at least fed by someone seing as he is so tame....he wouldn't be that close just for the heck of it...he has to have been close to humans and have a trust in them to be this tame...

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