I was doing the washing up when I noticed the fox, curled up on the wall and fast asleep.
This is a new young fox, a male. I felt quite envious of his ability to snooze the afternoon away. Maybe it had been a heavy night. When I next looked, he had woken up, but still looked sleepy.
The sun had gone behind a cloud, maybe it was the change of temperature that woke him. He had a prolonged scratch.
That seemed to wake him up fully, and he looked much more alert.
He stopped scratching and had a good look round. Then he stretched luxuriously.
He pushed his nose into the greenery and I thought he was going to walk around the wall, and possibly jump down into our garden.
I was wrong. He was looking for a more discreet place to curl up.
You might just be able to see a glimpse of his fur through the leaves.
How lucky you were to witness this fox intimacy without disturbing him!
I don’t think he was in the market for being disturbed Maria. 🙂
Amazing how tame that fox is. Such great pictures and what a brilliant experience!
He’s not tame at all, but he is used to living in close proximity to human beings.
What great shots…….he’s right at home isn’t he…….!
Yes he is. Much to the annoyance of some of the neighbours who would like him to set up home far far away.
What a treat to watch
Glad you enjoyed it. I never tire of watching them.
What a wonderful series of images…he is beautiful. Why on earth would the neighbours want him gone ?? Are the all mad or something ??
You might sayso. I couldn’t possibly comment. 🙂
Well I do say so. How could anyone not wish this gorgeous creature visit them more often…insane.
Dear me, Jo. You’ll be suggesting that other animals have as much right to life on this planet as we humans do soon.
Do you know this DH Lawrence poem?
Sometimes I think that the only way forward for this planet is if something would wipe out the human race…
Me too. But I am guessing we’ll wipe out everything in one go.
If only there was an animal God who would build them their own Noah’s Ark. I just finished reading a great book. I got an ARC of “You’ve Got To Be Kidding” where Joe Wenke discusses some of the issues he has with stories in the Bible. One question he asked was: “What were the toilet facilities like for everyone on board?” I’ve often wondered that myself.
If there is a god, surely she is a god for all creatures, not just humans. I used to wonder about the lack of toilets in Famous Five.
I wonder what that says about us [people who wonder about toilets] ?
If there is a God…why didn’t God get it right the first time and make humans…better ????
Free will, I guess.
I think I see him, I clicked to enlarge. Upper right of middle. These are fun pictures Isobel. He is sweet. Why do I feel sad for him? He picked a great place to snooze.
Maybe you are seeing things from the animal’s point of view? Demonised and hunted in the country because of the threat to farmers, portrayed as savage and vermin in towns; the fox has been told it has no home. As humans spread out its territory is taken away. When it hunts to survive and kills the chickens, the geese etc, we shoot it.
Fortunately for the fox, as a species it is a survivor, and so far we have managed to eradicate it. It does cause global warming, has not stood for high office and then let us down, is not an arms trader. It stands a better chance of welcome at the pearly gates than the human race.
Oh wow…would this qualify as awesome? In my book it does. I would love to see him and how relaxed he is. And I think animals go have the right to life on this planet. who would not want to see this beautiful creature? I know I may be naive and I’m sure plenty of humans will tell me so. I don’t have to listen or believe them though.
I don’t think awesome applies here for me. I am not awed when I see the fox. I delight in seeing him. Awe might be a polar bear. 🙂
And if people call you naive, I disagree with them. We are supposed to custodians, protecting, not destroying.
You are a tough customer when it comes to awesome 🙂 I agree, humans aren’t meant to destroy, unfortunately I think we are in the minority.
Or maybe the destroying group are just louder? I don’t know. I was shocked to hear someone saying that they had the eating on already as it was his ‘right’ to be able to walk around his home in shorts and t shirt if he wanted.
More shots of Briar Fox coming up.
Great shots! I am a bit jealous…..I don’t have any wildlife close enough to my house to see, let alone get pics of. Well, except for the birds and the squirrels, but they both have a pesky habit of refusing to stay still long enough for anyone to capture on film. 😀
I grew up in the country and saw foxes twice. In london it is an everyday occurrence. The food is plentiful if not healthy. macDonalds could use a fox on its adverts. Big Macs seem high on their list of desirable takeaway remains.
That might make for a cool ad. Bunch of foxes running through a field, on their way to the nearest McDonalds to get a Big Mac.
If you sell it, remember me in the fee. 🙂
With luck that’ll mean the pension’s sorted…
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