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Winter Tracks

A lone fox goes through my yard every couple of days. I found the carcasse of it's long-dead mate last year and finally understood why my pair had become one. I do not feed the fox at all though many people do here, to the detriment of 'wildness'.

 

The shot below is from 2015.

 

How wrong are those simpletons, of whom the world is full, who look more at… color than at the figures which show spirit and movement. (Michelangelo)

 

The music is random to the image. Heard it today and wanted to share but has nothing to do with my poor lone fox.

 

Winter Tracks

A lone fox goes through my yard every couple of days. I found the carcasse of it's long-dead mate last year and finally understood why my pair had become one. I do not feed the fox at all though many people do here, to the detriment of 'wildness'.

 

The shot below is from 2015.

 

How wrong are those simpletons, of whom the world is full, who look more at… color than at the figures which show spirit and movement. (Michelangelo)

 

The music is random to the image. Heard it today and wanted to share but has nothing to do with my poor lone fox.

 

comments (11)

I once came across a Foxes tracks close to the highest point in England once , they are quite distinctive, not loved at all by some, but still a lovely animal.
Care MacADNski: They are liked here - too much , with people feeding them. We have coyotes too which are not liked at all as they attack livestock.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jan 2020, 02:23
Brilliant!

I love your adventures around foxes, Care.
Care MacADNski: I had been wondering for three years what had happened to the ‘pair’. I am amazed the lone one left has not found another mate after four years.
Jolies empreintes de ce bel animal.
Care MacADNski: After rain the other night, they are now human sized.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2020, 07:08
Your fox is designed to do this. I agree, it needs no help..
Care MacADNski: I have both foxes and coyotes and I think a huge dog was here a few weeks back.
I think there are more foxes in the towns and cities here than there are in the countryside
Care MacADNski: The urban fox problem is bad here too all because people feed them.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Jan 2020, 08:42
One great thing about snow is to see who has been around and in which direction.
Care MacADNski: Funny you say that. Yesterday I told my son about how after a day of rain, the fox tracks have become human sized and it looks like human footsteps in all my windows. Creepy!
Interesting how the tracks appear to show they walk with their legs close together.
Care MacADNski: Yes, that is how they are easily identified. I have coyotes with a completely different gait pattern.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2020, 17:51
Oh dear, let's hope Foxy finds a new mate before long. My late mother used to feed a local fox despite advice to the contrary.
Care MacADNski: I wonder if the fox is elderly. I have photos of the pair back in the ‘00s.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2020, 18:10
I hope the fox finds another mate in time, Care
Care MacADNski: I think the f Care MacADNski: I wonder if the fox is elderly. I have photos of the pair back in the ‘00s
two nice pictures Care... the single fox looks like it has been well fed by people...she will loose her ability to hunt....petersmile
Care MacADNski: None of my neighbours feed her but a foxes territory is several kilometres.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Jan 2020, 20:42
awh, it's so adorable
Care MacADNski: The cats see them in the early morning.

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