Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The other evening while doing dishes (my dishwasher is attached to my arms) I noticed a little activity out by the compose pile. Sure enough, my resident raccoon was out there, and then I noticed a bit of movement behind the lilies. The fox was checking out what we had had for supper.

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The fox was so intent on eating, i was able to get pretty close.

We call the raccoons Coonie-bears as a way of reminding the kids that raccoons are actually members of the bear family. And for those of you who have never seen a gray fox – here she is. The purple flower is sage. The pink one is a young azalea.


byGeorge said...

A resident fox! How fortunate you are; most people have never seen a fox in the wild, much less in their yard. Residing alongside a raccoon is amazing to me. She is beautiful.


Snowbrush said...

Your fox is such a treat. I see raccoons and nutrias all over my neighbor, which is practically in the center of town, but never a fox.

Ginnie said...

Oh my gosh ... what a treat ! I'm so glad you got those great pictures.

troutbirder said...

Fantastic sequence. Gray fox are very rare here. I've only seen two. Supposedly they can climb trees????? :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These were amazing captues in that the fox and racoon didn't seem to object to being photographed.