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Monday, 20 February 2017

Foxy

There is a den of foxes near our favourite part of the boardwalk. At sunset one day last year, we saw one as she stalked her prey. We wanted to see more. These animals are accustomed to humans and some people feed them. We would not feed the foxes.

The area of the den, visible from the road wasn't active, so we walked our regular route. On our way home, we saw a fox on the opposite side of the road. When she crossed the road, I took some photos.

 

I thought this photo is all I would be able to take, until the fox saw something out of her left eye and stopped.

 

Closer...

 
 
Wish that old plant wasn't there. Then she looked my way.

 
 
Her head was strawberry blond and her front legs were black. She was white from her mouth, under her neck, down her belly, the front of her back legs and at the tip of her tail.

 

Foxy looked at something as if to pose.

 

Then she was gone, but look at that tail!

28 comments:

DJan said...

Wow! Fabulous pictures. And yes, look at that tail! :-)

Joanne Noragon said...

A beautiful animal. Beautiful pictures. We often had a fox den across the road at the old house. The little kits in the spring were a treat!

Barb said...

Your beautiful fox looks so much like the ones that cross our property. We never feed them either though some in the neighborhood do. Several of ours are too tame for their own good. Wonderful shots!

Marie Smith said...

Great, isn't it, Jan?

Marie Smith said...

Did you get any photos of them, Joanne?

Marie Smith said...

Do you ever get photos of them, Barb?

Debbie said...

awwww, she is a beauty!!! what a wonderful sighting, you got some beautiful images!!!

Marie Smith said...

That she is, Debbie!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

So awesome that you were able to get such great images of her! And she looked at you too! Amazing! :)

Anvilcloud said...

What a great encounter for you, and to get so many photos too.

Marie Smith said...

She was a gorgeous creature, SUI.

Marie Smith said...

We were delighted to see her, AC.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Such a beautiful specimen! The foxes are back in our neighbourhood but I've not seen one yet.

Marie Smith said...

They are incredible, aren't they, Judith?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous shots of the fox Marie, I think your foxes are nicer looking than ours :) Her colours stand out so beautifully against the white of the snow.

Marie Smith said...

I think the snow is the secret, PDP?

Anonymous said...

I agree....I would not feed the foxes! Andrea

Marie Smith said...

Meanwhile, we feed the squirrels.

Tomoko said...

Impressive!
You have captured that sad looking fox in the snow.I hope he was able to find food.
Your fox reminds me that I posted the art painting by Japanese Painter, Atsushi Uemura, several years ago.
Very lonely child foxes are painted. That is one of my favorite paintings. Sorry the post has been kept in my draft.

First Winter - Google Arts & Culture

Marie Smith said...

I researched Uemura and the foxes. Beautiful. Love his work. Thanks for the tip!

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pictures! Nice to see a fox fairly close.

Marie Smith said...

It was a thrill for me to see the fox that close by, FG.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Marie. Such splendid photos of the fox. Isn't she beautiful? Love the colors around her face and oh, her tail is so pretty.
I hope you have a lovely day. Mildred

Marie Smith said...

Hi Mildred.

Foxy is gorgeous! Her colouring is incredible. We have black foxes here but I have only seen the red ones!

Down by the sea said...

Amazing pictures of the fox! Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

She was amazing, Sarah.

baili said...

since my school days i was terrified by one of my school mate who was finally drawn out of school for her terrible behavior [specially with me [long story] she was called lomree which means fox .
in this age now i find myself too kind and don't hate even fox anymore,
The second last photo is appropriate dear

Marie Smith said...

Bullies can hurt children in ways others can't really understand. That fox had a big part in making you who you are today. It is sad that such hurt had to go with it however.