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Now Are The Foxes!

August 17, 2011


Gray Fox, running

 

For the past three days, we've had multiple Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) sightings around our cabin! I saw two running together one day and there is also a third who is recognizable due to a injured front foot. They've been showing up to get a drink of water at the containers, but at least one of them is also coming to chow down on the dried-up olives that litter the ground beyond our front porch. These creatures' coloration is incredibly beautiful and they are so agile and dainty. It never ceases to amaze me how small they are (usually somewhere between 30 and 40 inches long, but their tail accounts for about half of that)!

I always feel blessed to have the opportunity to live in such close proximity to these foxes, but I have felt more intensely grateful of late. Being able to look out the window and view something so wonderful is a true gift. You see, I've been stuck inside (and mostly in bed) with some seriously nasty GI thing. I haven't really wanted to clutter this blog with talk of that unpleasantness, but if by any chance you've been waiting on return correspondence for me — I'm very sorry for the silence. Just trying to take it easy and give my body time to heal and feel better.

Hopefully, there will be more photos and stories about our foxy neighbors (and also some more adorable deer photos) in the next few days... *grin*

 

2 responses

  • Chris Aug 18, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Man, sick again? So sorry to hear that, hope you're feeling better soon. Atleast you've got some great company just outside your window to cheer you up. :)

    I know I havn't posted anything in a while but just wanted to let ya know that I've still been reading your blog daily and enjoying your great photos.
  • Harsi Aug 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Yup... it really does suck to not be feeling great. I keep trying to cheer myself up by remembering that I'm better now than I was a few days ago, but a return to improved health can't come soon enough for me. Thanks so much for your kind thoughts, Chris. You're a sweetheart. :-) I'm happy to have you reading along, my friend and you don't have to worry that I will feel slighted if you don't comment.

    BTW, Chris had some great company of his own on his recent trip to Catalina -- if anyone else wants to read another wonderful fox story, check out his recent blog post here:
    http://blog.cmalloryphotos.com/2011/08/two-harbors-part-1.html

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