The fox who came to tea

November 20, 2013

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.

Fox in the gardenAs 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’.

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  • Dawn November 21, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Great shot!

  • Kelloggsville November 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I think he looks young. Nice shot.

  • Countryidyll November 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    You were lucky you had your camera hand! He really was a handsome fellow. Looks like a country fox, not an urban one…

  • Molly November 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    What a great shot. I posted one a couple of months back of a fox in my neighbours garden. They are fairly prolific in this area and fairly bold with it too


  • kateonthinice November 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    There is something very special about a fox.
    Lovely photo that captures the character well.

  • Boo Kitty Boo November 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    That is a wonderful picture…… you must have been amazed to see the fox so close.
    Boo Kitty Boo XXX

  • mascara & mud November 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    i’ve got a dog who looks just like a baby fox!!

  • MummaG November 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Great shot, I would fail to get a shot like that seen as I would have been running in the other direction.

  • Sarah Dawnay November 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Lovely pic! He looks so animated.

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) November 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Great photo! We had a family of foxes living next door to us in our last house, and the cubs would come and play in our garden 🙂

  • Lou's lake Views November 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Lovely photo. Great minds think alike, I did the wildlife in my garden this week too!

  • Kizzy November 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Wow what a great visitor. We see lots where we live and always hear them at nights. Great photo.

  • Jacq November 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I’m surprised you got a photo of him. Foxes around here live in fear of our dogs!

  • Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

    What a fabulous capture, a beautiful one too. Always amazes me when they just stop and stare like that 🙂

  • jodiekins (@jodiekins22) November 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Fab shot, we’ll captured

  • Sarah MumofThree World November 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Lovely photo! I’m surprised he didn’t make a run for it when you started taking photos.

  • SaveEveryStep - family stories past and present November 20, 2013 at 7:33 am

    A great shot – well caught!