On Sunday morning I happened to look out of the patio doors when I saw an unexpected visitor: a fox. We get all kinds of wildlife in our garden, everything from squirrels to blue jays, and we live next door to a family of foxes (my neighbour’s garden is very overgrown), so we hear them crying a lot. But this was the first time I’d seen one of them in such close proximity.
As you can see he’s a fine looking creature, with a beautiful coat and markings; he seemed completely unpeturbed by either me taking photos of him through the window or the dog sticking his head out of the cat flap to get a better look. Instead he just carried on eating the pears that have fallen on the lawn. Until I opened the back door: then he ran for his life.
*This is my entry to the Gallery – the theme this week is ‘autumn’.