Wednesday, April 6, 2016

What a Foxy Fox!

I have been lucky to spot and photograph a red fox in our backyard this year.  Red foxes tend to be very shy and nocturnal, but I saw this particular fox several times in the early morning and evening. 

Red foxes are more common throughout the U.S.  Most are thought to be the descendants of red foxes imported from England in the mid-eighteenth century for sport and released on the east coast. 

A red fox can run 30 mph and leap a greater distance in a single bound than a kangaroo - 15 feet.  My fox was eagerly waiting for a squirrel to come down from the deck.  Too bad for the fox, the squirrel did get away!