Wednesday, 27 February 2019

FOXES


Last night I put the fox food out as usual and by the time we went to bed it had all gone.

But before retiring I took another look out of the kitchen window and saw Mr Fox sitting on next doors flat topped wall.
Knowing that he had returned to see if there was any more food in the offing  ( I'm not sure if there are new cubs in the den that need feeding ) I felt sorry for him and took a couple of eggs out.
He remained where he was and watched me walk down the stairs and place one of the eggs on the wall.


We chatted for a bit and I am sure he is one of the cubs who used to scamper around in the garden last year as he wasn't at all afraid and 'new to us foxes' will run away as a soon as the door opens.

I retreated back up the stairs and turned around to see him casually walk along the wall, pick the egg up in his mouth and trot off with it.

Maybe I'm just an old softie but this kind of thing fills my heart with pleasure and I never, ever get fed up with watching these beautiful creatures.

This is not my fox  by the way just a google image.

22 comments:

  1. That would be a special treat being able to see them like that

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  2. OOOOHHHhhhh! I LOVE foxes!!! I even have some fox things for my kitchen. I feel just the way you do, I am so glad you gave him the eggs. Plus, this may have saved some chickens if there are any coops around there.

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  3. I can imagine that fellow's anticipation and delight at getting the egg. You've passed on the pleasure you feel by telling us; I love this story. And now I'm curious - what did you do with the second egg?!

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    1. I put it on the ground in the garden, it too disappeared Jenny.

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    2. I wonder if it was the same fellow that came back for it!

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  4. Lovely story x I love foxes and have a monthly direct debit going to the NFWS (National Fox Welfare Society) for over 30 years; but since moving to the country 1o years ago I rarely see a fox now where as in London had so many every night and one year a fox spent all his/her days on the roof of my car sunbathing with me bringing regular drinks of cool water and snacks xx

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    1. NFWS are a great organisation Maureen, I get my drops from them to give to any foxes that come into the garden with mange.

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    2. Could you give me the name of those drops? I have checked here with Vets and have been told there is only a dip that is used for mange. We have a feral cat that has mange and I'd love to be able to put drops in his food - but need the name to be sure it is safe for cats.

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    3. If you contact the NFWS they will send you the drops; I think they are anicia drops; might have to say you need them for a fox and give a donation x

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  5. I also admire foxes and the way they have learnt to thrive in urban environments. They are very resourceful.

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  6. I am another member of the Fox Fan Club and I also love wolves. The foxes have learned to adapt to their present day environment and I have full admiration for them.

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  7. Such beautiful creatures, the way you care for them warms my heart......you so make the world a better place Briony
    hugs Jo x

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  8. You made that fox's day! I'm impressed you could find a Google image of a fox holding an egg -- so specific! (Then again, I guess they ARE famed for raiding henhouses.)

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  9. I know that the foxes mate in January so I think the cubs are born March/April time. Maybe you might see cubs too in a few weeks time then!
    Arilx

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    1. We've been told that it's also the mating time for the coyotes in our area...

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  10. The men where my hubby works take it in turns to buy tins of dog food for the foxes... They are all great big softies.

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  11. Being a lover-of-all-creatures is so rewarding. I know they are grateful for your kindness.

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  12. I do like foxes. I used to put things out for them in my London borough garden. They always disappeared.

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  13. شركة المثالية للتنظيف

    شركة المثالية توفر علي ربة المنزل عناء التنظيف، والمواظبة علية بإستمرار، خصوصا وأن ربة المنزل الآن يكون عليها مهام كثيرة شاقة ولا يكون لديها مساحة من الوقت للقيام بمهام التنظيف، وليس فقط التنظيف هي من مهام الشركة بل أن الشركة أيضاً تُقدم مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات الأخرى التي تخدم راحة عُملائها، بالإضافة إلي تقديم مُستوي عالي من الكفاءة في تنفيذ الخدمة. خدمات شركة المثالية: ولأن شركة المثالية تقوم علي راحة عُملائها في تقوم بتوفر مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات مثل: • تنظيف الستائر. • تنظيف المفروشات. • تنظيف السجاد والموكيت. • تنظيف الكنب. • تنظيف المجالس. • مُكافحة الحشرات. • رش مُبيدات. • تسليك مجاري. حيثُ أن لدينا مجموعة من أكفأ العمُال والأيدي العاملة، بالإضافة إلي اننا يوجد ليدنا أحدث أنواع الأجهزة والماكينات التي تُساعدنا في عملنا، بالإضافة إلي أن المساحيق المُستخدمة في عمليات التنظيف نقوم بإستيرادها من الخارج، وهي مُصرحة من وزارة الصحة ولا ضرر عليها. كما أن شركة المثالية تستقبل تليفونات عُملائها علي المدار اليوم لإستقبال طباتهم وإستفسارتهم بإستمرار. عزيزي العميل نُحاول أن نوفر لك جميع ما تحتاج إلية، علاوة علي ان أسعارنا لا تقبل المُنافسة.

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