Monday, 27 July 2009
I thought foxes were supposed to be nocturnal - but if it's a sunny day, they frequently come out to sunbathe in our garden. There's often just one, but one day we were visited by two youngsters, who came right up to the house.
Unfortunately, they ran to hide when I opened the window, so I only have through-the-glass shots. But I think the closeness of the shots means I can be forgiven for wanting to share these, despite the imperfections.
They certainly heard - and then saw - me through the window. But this little fella took it in his stride, and decided to sit down and pose for a while:
His brother (I'm assuming they're both boys for no reason whatsoever - I have no idea how to sex fox cubs, and certainly not without getting hold of them) was a bit more nervous - he looked straight up at me and then ran for cover:
Well, who needs a pet when you have these sights right in the garden anyway? They're so cute, especially the way they turn their heads upside down for a scratch:
Compare our British foxes to the American one I saw in Colorado.