Today we had a fox visiting the shrubs in our front yard. Come on, little guy! This is a big city and foxes don’t do this. Okay, so we do have a 350-acre wilderness at our back door. Last summer we had a gray fox drinking from the bird bath.
We spotted this bold fellow out the office window, marking his territory. Anxious for a closer look, a longer look and maybe a lucky shot with the camera, we tried to sneak out the front door.
The only reason we got this picture at all…well, it wasn’t because we were sneaky; it was because this little guy was as unfamiliar with and curious about people as we are about foxes.
He stood frozen for drawn-out seconds, staring dumfounded as I pointed the camera, zoomed in and clicked the button. I didn’t get a second chance as he slunk back into the bushes.
I found myself wishing there were some kids around to share this moment with. Then I remembered the Internet. Enjoy, kids!
Can anyone tell me if this is a gray fox or a red? He has both colors but he’s pretty small for a gray. Any creative thoughts about why he was out in the front yard in the middle of the day?