Monday, 15 February 2016

Foxy Visitor

As is the case every winter, I see fox tracks in the snow. But since they are more active at night, I rarely see the maker of those tracks in person. So it was a treat for me when I checked my trail camera (which I've set up in my woodshed near the back door) and found last night's image capture of one of my favourite wild animals.


Last night's visiting fox looks to be in good condition.


Sniffing for clues. This is my 'community handout' location.


Didn't hear the doorbell ring. Please call again!



9 comments:

  1. Beautiful, maybe you need the doorbell at the bottom of the steps. Have you seen them at night in reality? That would be a treat never to forget.

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    1. Cute doorbell thought, Jean. I can just imagine the two of us sharing stories over warm scones and cups of tea. I'm sure the fox would have dramatic disclosures. I have occasionally seen them after dusk, but it's just a matter of looking at the right place at the right time. They wisely keep a low profile. Too many trigger happy nuts, er, I mean people, around.

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    1. Yes, foxes are just so darn cute! There are plenty of mice around this season (I caught 35 in house traps) so no wonder it looks fat and sleek.

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  3. Great pictures...what kind of trail cam do you have? I should have one in the back yard so I can see if the Bobcat comes in. You have such interesting critters.

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    1. I've tried different trail cameras, Carol. Some of them just didn't work at all and had to be returned to the store. One has night colour but the LED light that comes on when motion is detected scares away the subject. Defeats the whole purpose. So the one I use all the time is a Uway, Black and White job. And because the batteries are just too expensive and prone to failure, I use an AC adapter plugged into an outdoor outlet. Just another toy but I like it! I would be so happy to see your bobcat. Hope you share the pics (when and if).

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  4. We see foxes in the spring where I live. They are a nuisance. It doesn't stop me stopping and looking though as I still think of them as rural even though they are seen more in towns.

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    1. Hi Anna. So nice of you to stop by and comment. Yes, I've seen BBC documentaries that describe foxes as problematic. And of course, folk who keep chickens as you do would not be thrilled to have foxes sniffing about their yards. But I love foxes. By the way, I really like your idea of putting date ideas in a jar for you and 'Mr. Him'. Brilliant!

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  5. Wow,I love the idea of a camera and what a great capture! He looks wonderful, i'm always relieved to see that. Thanks for this special showing.

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