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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 10th August, 2019)

Foxy


Foxy
Crawford wood, Wigan Road, Aspull.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot)
Views: 1,766

Comment by: Joanne on 10th August 2019 at 00:37

Fantastic photo, Ron, thanks :o)

Comment by: Mick on 10th August 2019 at 07:18

Hes not scared of you Ron because he knows you cant get to him on your scooter through that silly gate.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 10th August 2019 at 07:25

Well done for snapping this pic,he looks quite young.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th August 2019 at 07:52

Oh, well-caught, Ron! I had to study the photo for a moment before I saw him! I was on the 'bus to Otley yesterday when I saw three little deer in a field....they were so graceful and beautiful; made my day!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 10th August 2019 at 09:20

These little chaps are getting braver every year.

Good pic, Ron.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 10th August 2019 at 10:00

We have 3 that run down our street, only after dark though. Good shot Ron, I've never been here.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th August 2019 at 10:44

Lovely shot Ron,I would love to see a fox, theyre beautiful creatures.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th August 2019 at 11:41

They're very naughty though! Lovely coats on them.....

Comment by: Philip G. on 10th August 2019 at 11:42

Welded loads of stuff similar to this, Ron, . . . Gates for abattoirs Gates for fire escapees Gantries for access, and even part of the handrail that stood, later, alongside George Best's Bramhall home.
I like your tall grass and easy woodland path, but still wonder what became of Reynard shortly after having his photo taken - Maybe he'd scarpered(?).

Comment by: XPat on 10th August 2019 at 17:09

Hi Maureen , In London , I think only the grey squirrel outnumbers them , folk are always complaining about them ripping up their rubbish . I love foxes . I live down a country lane in a out of way place , so see them most days . I have a fox who sits on my wall . Before it would run away , now , realising I mean no harm , it just sits there as I move around in the garden . I don’t feed them , as to me this takes away the foxes natural instinct to survive . What other people do is up to them .

Many people feed them here and adopt wholes families of foxes like pets , feeding wise . Thanks for your post Ron

Comment by: Maureen on 10th August 2019 at 18:05

XPat,what a lovely soul you have,how anybody can kill any animal is beyond me..especially if they have little ones waiting for them to come back..Some years ago I found this lovely quotation.

'Until one has loved an animal,a part of ones soul remains unawakened'..By Anatole France.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th August 2019 at 19:34

A neighbour kept chickens on land besides my back garden - I was forever finding broken eggs in my garden - due to the foxes!
I have never seen them in the daytime - it's always at night when they are about. How they got in my garden I don't know,but it was quite a regular occurrence.

Comment by: MikeW on 10th August 2019 at 21:18

A neighbour of mine kept chickens. A fox got into the coup one night and ripped all 20 of them apart. She was distraught. Anyone who knows about foxes and their behaviour and how the countryside and rural life in general operates does not have much liking for them. They are seen as vermin and it's the reason we have spent centuries hunting them.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 10th August 2019 at 22:10

I was up on Anglezarke moor a week or two ago Veronica , and discovered fragments of eggshells all over the place . Like yourself I suspected foxes at first , until I remembered that Anglezarke forms part of GW's chicken driving route , or Doubleyolk's equivalent to the Natchez Trace .
You don't suppose he's started taking a short cut through your garden do you ? I understand that he also operates under cover of darkness ...Just guessing that's all.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th August 2019 at 22:19

i'll keep an eye open for him Ozy - better still I'll have a camera fitted over the back bedroom window! He does seem to have a penchant for eggs..... Why he leaves a trail of them I don't know....

Comment by: Xpat on 10th August 2019 at 22:31

Hi MikeW , We both know there is a larger argument here , which I would love to discuss with you , but not within this forum.
You hate foxes , I don’t ! Everything. in life is fighting survive , even Cancer ! We humans think we are superior, but we are not ! The more we think we are , the sooner we will fall! .

Comment by: Mick on 10th August 2019 at 22:32

Its beyond me how any animal could kill another animal especially if they have little ones waiting for them at home.
But thats what Foxes do, and so do all the fat cats

Comment by: Poet on 10th August 2019 at 23:55

There's no right or wrong in the state of nature. Survival is all. Might is right and that's it. Who are we to judge with our trolleys laden from Lidl.

Comment by: Janet Lowe on 11th August 2019 at 06:54

Great photo. Foxes are everywhere. There's one living underneath our house and we live in Melbourne, Australia!

Comment by: Maureen on 11th August 2019 at 08:16

The biggest killer on this planet is man..and we are supposed to be the brainiest.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th August 2019 at 10:48

Well said Maureen

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