A new visitor to Fox Towers

Posted By on September 17, 2010

I am convinced that there is a sign somewhere on our property which says “Fox Gourmet Restaurant – This Way”. Or, possibly, “Owner Of This House Is A Soft Touch” – like the signs that the Roma or hobos are reputed to leave. Either would be true, in any case!

On Monday morning, I had gone out to swap the datacard in FoxCam, and as I did so, I caught a glimpse of a fox sitting on the back fence. I’d assumed it was one of the youngsters who are still around, but another glimpse suggested that this fox was missing half of his tail — slightly worrying since I was reasonably sure none of the youngsters had had tail damage when last seen.

I decided to put some food out to see if I could coax this fox out to let me get a better look (and some photos) — once seen out of his cover, this was definitely not one of our usual group. Not only did he look considerably older, but he was indeed missing a large part of his tail – about two-thirds of it. It didn’t seem to bother him, but he was definitely very interested in the food. I did wonder if he might stay around once he had figured out that there was food available, but I’ve not seen him on Foxcam during the rest of the week, so I assume he’s moved on to pastures new…

(I do note that, unusually, I can be a bit more certain of this visitor’s gender. Let’s just say that it’s easier to tell without much tail in the way ;))

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