Friday, October 2, 2015

A new sighting

I glanced out the kitchen window late yesterday afternoon, and I saw this. (Yeah, I know the evergreen tree is dying, but look under it.)

It sure looked like a fox to me!

So I grabbed the DSLR and headed for the bathroom window where I could quickly and easily remove the screen. I took a bunch of shots, and then I opened the window carefully for even better shots. Yep, definitely a fox!

A very tired fox. I shouted at it to see if I could get a photo of it in motion.

It barely moved... only lifted its head. It seemed to have a swollen face.

I think it may have had a very bad toothache.

Finally I cranked the window shut, which made some noise, and it got up and slowly trotted away.

It definitely looked ill. It may have been starving to death from not being able to eat because of its soreness.

Poor thing.


Geneviève Thiffault said...

At first I was thinking those were the coolest pictures ever, but they might be the saddest ones too. I know it's part of what happens in nature, but still... poor thing :(

I never saw a live fox, so I would probably have been over excited to see one like that, even if he was sick!

Grandma G said...

I was pretty excited, too. I've seen a few foxes before, but always from a distance, and they were moving fast. This one amazed me! He had to have been very bad off, though, to have come so close to a house in broad daylight.

Auntie Kris said...

Hope your kitties will be safe.

Grandma G said...

That was my thought, too, Kris. But Grandpa looked at the pics and said that fox is in no shape to go after anything.

Anonymous said...

Foxes carry rabies so be careful.

Grandma G said...

I know. The thought of rabies entered my mind early on.