Friday, August 25, 2006

A Little Red Fox

We have been seeing this little red fox come by our house every day since school started. (Except today; I haven't seen him/her). Yesterday I went outside to shake the bathroom rug out and there it was, across the street. It had a big ole bird or something in it's mouth, that was almost as big as it was! It stopped for a minute because a squirrel was running by. Then it went up to the neighbors yard and dropped it's breakfast to maybe get the squirrel. It was sitting there for a long time and I thought, duh! I should get my camera! I know this isn't the best picture of it; I tried to get a better one, but my camera was being a pain. (The batteries were going dead.) I knelt down and whistled and made noises, and it came across the street and down the sidewalk. It was within two feet of me! It was SOOO cute! I think if my three year old wasn't standing there it would have come right up to me. (I don't know if I would want it too anyway, being a wild animal I wouldn't trust it...) I tried to get a picture of it then, but that's when my camera was not working. Here is one of it running back across the street.
Here it is across the street. It is just a little bigger than a cat. And skinny. The other night we saw two of them running down the street; they were playing. I don't know where they come from, because we live almost right in town.

Here is an afghan I made years ago for our oldest son. It was in the closet downstairs (I was looking for something else and found it...) I am working on another one right now, too. But it will be edged in black this time, and for Pine Ridge. I thought this must be a good pattern to hold up all these years, so I started another one...

5 comments:

Mimi said...

I would be afraid to go near that fox, Tina, but I also think its cute. Could it be a sign they're not getting enough food out there in the mountains, so they wander into the streets?... I just saw a video at CNN where a lion was inside a house there in Colorado (I didnt get the town's name or other details). The video showed the lion jumping out of the window, and I think no one was hurt...

Btw, that's a cute afghan for kids =)

Tina said...

I saw that mountain lion, too, on the news here! That was scary looking. I don't know why the animals are coming down here. I guess maybe to raid peoples' trash cans; or maybe they are getting less afraid of people. They had to put one mountain lion (that came by where people were) to sleep, a couple of weeks ago; because it was acting funny. :( You should have seen the look on the fox's face, it was so cute. Like it had his own personality. I suppose they do. But my camera wasn't working until a minute later while it was walking back across the street...

Lucy said...

OMG...a fox!!!! Those are amazing pictures. I would imagine there is a family somewhere!!

Vik said...

I wouldn´t believe it, if you wouldn´t have posted the pics! I wish the fox comes back to his place and that nobody kills him...

Tina said...

I know, me too. Every time I see him, I think 'Oh good he's still alive'. I would hope no one would intentionally kill him, but he could get run over easily, he's always crossing the street.

You should have saw me the first time I saw one my jaw dropped open. (I've never seen a fox in the wild before.) :)