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Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox came visiting again the other day.  It was nice for my aunt who lives in a city and doesn't see wildlife up close and personal like this.  I went outside just as he was walking onto the deck.  One of the cats was outdoors and Mr. Fox would have fancied a meal.

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This is the Life - Amy MacDonald
Trouble In Mind - Snooks Eaglin

Wildlife abounds on An Island Walk.

Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox came visiting again the other day.  It was nice for my aunt who lives in a city and doesn't see wildlife up close and personal like this.  I went outside just as he was walking onto the deck.  One of the cats was outdoors and Mr. Fox would have fancied a meal.

Click to Play:
This is the Life - Amy MacDonald
Trouble In Mind - Snooks Eaglin

Wildlife abounds on An Island Walk.

comments (25)

They are so pretty. I miss seeing them around here. Very nice catch--nicely exposed!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks Dawn. He is a very common sight in my yard. He looks wonderful in his winter coat. Here is one of him in April:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Feb 2009, 04:24
Mr Fox is a very handsome critter, Mary, and you have caught him beautifully.
Mary MacADNski: He is beautiful in his winter coat compared to April's:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Feb 2009, 07:47
Very pretty with its winter pelt
Mary MacADNski: Their winter pelts make a huge difference in their appearance. Here's one of him in April:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Feb 2009, 08:20
Great capture of this handsome fellow
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Vintage. He's a beauty at this time of year.
He's a beauty. There are more foxes in the cities here than in the countryside!
Mary MacADNski: I saw one in the city three weeks ago. i was early going to the airport and pulled into a parking lot to watch the sunset and lo and behold a fox walked by.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Feb 2009, 09:37
He's a particularly handsome specimen. I love seeing unexpected wildlife in the garden like this. We had one come into our garden the other day but he was a very scraggy looking creature compared to this one! Surely we wouldn't have attacked your cat?
Ingrid
Mary MacADNski: Their coats change dramatically for the winter. Here he is in April, coming on to my deck:http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Foxy_Fellow_/

and on the deck:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/

I have photos in an album of one chasing my cat, Kenz, who was completely oblivious to the fact. I saw him in that crouched, ready to spring mode and knew Kenz was outside so went running and sure enough that's what he was after. The cat came running when I called so was saved for a terrible fate. I got several photos.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Feb 2009, 09:43
Some cats over here fancy a bite of fox (or jackal as we rfere to them - little larger and different colours, but just as cheeky). Cats like leopards fancies foxes.

It has been recorded here that some Siamese cats successfully ganged up on jackal and even hyenas.

Excellent picture of the rascal.
A great capture..and a fine looking animal..Excellent
Mary MacADNski: He is here very often. Here is a shot of him on my deck in spring:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
Mr Fox is lovely.
Mary MacADNski: Here he is in June when his coat was not nearly as thick and dark:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Feb 2009, 12:14
Is this where we get "foxy lady," Mary? She sure is beautiful, even if fancying a meal is in her mind!!
Mary MacADNski: I called him Mr. Fox but ddid not look closely . This could be Mrs. Fox, a truly Foxy Lady.
A cracking image, Mary. What a handsome chap he is!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Alan. Doesn't his winter coat look wonderful?
You capured him wonderfully Mary. Well done!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Richard. He looks good in his winter coat.
Nicely captured Mary and what a fine fellow he is too!
Mary MacADNski: He has been coming to my yard for a few years. I have several photos of him, one from June when he was on the deck:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Feb 2009, 14:11
what a fantastic capture!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Paul. They're a common sight here.
Beautifully captured, Mary! Gorgeous tones and texture on the coat. (:o)
Mary MacADNski: He really is beautiful this time of year.
This is a fabulous picture of a mean hansome & hungry creature!
Mary MacADNski: Hungry like a fox and sly too.
oh your so lucky Mary to have seen this so close up and personal and you have captured it perfectlysmile
Mary MacADNski: They come on my deck, Tim and look in the windows. I don't feed them but I know lots of people who do. We also have coyotes around who will eat cats, dogs, calves, sheep, goats and the like. They are our largest wild animal.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 9 Feb 2009, 22:48
My goodness, he's in astonishingly good condition. The ones I see here always seem ragged around the edges
Mary MacADNski: This is his winter coat. Here he is in April:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 9 Feb 2009, 22:48
WOW Mary great image.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Aussie. He is a frequent visitor.
He is a beauty, well captured.
Mary MacADNski: He is an unwelcome beauty. He makes me nervous when the cats are out.
I give much value him to this photo so that I intuit that it must be difficult that an animal as this it has allowed you to take a so good photo. For my a Likey!
Mary MacADNski: Thank you so much for the likey. The foxes here are quite tame. He stopped and watched me. Sometimes they come onto the deck:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 12 Feb 2009, 00:18
Beautiful capture, Mary. Wish I had taken it.
Mary MacADNski: You get to look at it any time you want, Jennie.
I know it's not always easy to be certain from a photograph but this critter looks to be in the peak of fitness. We get lots of urban foxes in Leicester ... but at least we don't get Brown bears raiding the dustbins ... Ha!

richard
Mary MacADNski: I'd say the foxes and coyotes are very healthy here. One downfall is that there are hardly any rabbits left and it's hardly safe to let your cats out. I have photos of a fox chasing one of mine. People feed the foxes too. I don't as it would have them here more than they already are. They are bold and come onto my deck all the time:
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Daring_/

Foxes and coyotes are are largest wild animals so we don't have to worry about bears either though on the mainland my father does.
Wow...that's so cool. Unortunately I've spotted a number of dead foxes on the motorway near us I drive on to get into Dublin...poor fellas.
Mary MacADNski: I've actually killed two myself while night driving. My son killed one too at the same spot as one of mine occurred. They just appear and run right to you. As you say, poor fellas.
  • Rmi Ct
  • Canada
  • 20 Feb 2009, 03:54
He gives you a great opportunity and you make a great capture.

I think you're better to keep your cats inside.
Mary MacADNski: I have tons and tons of fox photos. They come here all the time and YES, I have to watch carefully when the cats are out.

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