We had several inches of snow Tuesday. While standing in the kitchen making Ian a cup of hot cocoa, I noticed something move outside. Hubby mentioned seeing a stray kitty cat Sunday afternoon, so I thought maybe it was the cat, since I'd only caught it out of the corner of my eye.
I grabbed my binoculars, and discovered it was a gorgeous red fox! He wasn't very far into the woods, maybe 30 feet max. I was in the kitchen window trying to aim the camera over the top of Ian's swing set. Between the brush, the snow falling, and my old camera, I couldn't get a really good picture.
He had a luxurious coat, and wonderfully full tail. It was nice, since the foxes I normally see are on the scrawny side. He seemed quite happy to sit very still and listen, then every now and then dig furiously. I saw him gobble down what appeared to be a mouse, which we have plenty of. He sat for at least half an hour, but it started getting really dark and I couldn't see him anymore.
Thanks for looking!