Friday, September 14, 2012

Fox

We've been sharing the grapes, raspberries, and apples with fox this year.  I spotted this one out the kitchen window either taking a nap in the long grass under the grapevines or stalking prey.




I was lucky to get a few pictures. Almost as soon as I zoomed and focused my camera, she calmly and silently got up and slipped into the woods.


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  1. So very interesting. I wish we had foxes (although I'm sure the chickens do not).

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    1. Just when I was thinking of maybe getting chickens we began seeing foxes running around. Between the fox and the cold winters I think it may be too much of a challenge for us. Luckily, we have lots of people around us who sell fresh eggs.

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  2. They are pretty, but they sure can wreck havoc on our broiler chickens. We keep them in a secure tractor coop, but for some reason foxes seem to think there's a way in. Whenever they're around (thankfully we've seen none this year!) the birds go crazy. They run into the walls of the cage and trample eachother. It's not pretty!

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    1. My next door neighbor has chickens. I hear them boking up a commotion every now and then during the day. I wonder how he is making out.

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  3. We had foxes and coyotes at our old house, but nothing here but skunks and other small mammals. No predators unless you count the cats. There are so many cats here, I've yet to see any chipmunks in the area.

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    1. I am glad to have our chipmunk and squirrel population reduced over the summer. They were getting pretty destructive and hoarding all the bird seed.

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  4. What a beautiful creature. We have fox near the plots. But, not enough to keep the bunnies down!

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  5. Its so cool that you can see these animals strolling around your house. Here we have to go on a jungle safari to catch a glimpse of these animals.

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  6. She is a beauty! We have foxes in our backyard and since we don't keep chickens anymore I don't mind it. I'm glad they're around to control the rodent population.

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  7. I have seen foxes in the cemetery across the road from us, but never in our back yard. How neat! I would much rather have them than the deer we have eating everything. Of course it's not good news if you have chickens!

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