What Does the Fox Say???

Last week, when I was out photographing my Flower Garden quilt, I was amazed at the amount of tracks there were out back. It hadn’t snowed in a few days, but still WOW. These are not human tracks, this is a very private area. The back of our house is all windows, we would see this kind of party happening if there were people in our backyard.


Every direction you look are tracks! I know we have a lot of deer, we have seen as many as 17 at once, most often we see a family of five and occasionally will see other critters but this is an insane amount of tracks.


Then one morning recently, just after we got up, hadn’t even poured our coffee, My husband spotted this gorgeous fox out the window. We wondered what he was doing just standing there… He paid no attention as Peter grabbed the camera and started photographing, through the window.


Then he laid down. Lying in wait…


just before he pounced three feet into the air!


He dove in, snout first, to snatch something from beneath the snow. We think it was a vole, it was bigger than a mouse anyway.


And came up with his breakfast. He then layed it down to inspect it like a picky kid.


Looks good to me. We’ve never seen such a beautiful fox. The red was vibrant and the white was pure. Apparently he eats well around here.


And away we go.


So what does the fox say?
He quietly minds his own business….

I imagine this is happening day and night around here. Thus all the tracks.

We live in an awesome neighborhood!

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5 Responses to What Does the Fox Say???

  1. Pam says:

    Beautiful fox! I just made a sample fox block last week from the Elizabeth Hartman pattern. I may need to pick materials to reflect your resident fox.

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  2. Mindy says:

    So beautiful. Love to see the wildlife in our world. So many folks never get to experience the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing

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  3. facetfully says:

    Nice story, photos and thoughts…and your quilt looks lovely out there!

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  4. claire93 says:

    what a rare priviledge to Watch Mr Fox hunting for breakfast ^^

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  5. Kristin says:

    How cool is that???!!! He is beautiful! I love his black legs 🙂

    A few years ago, we had a neighborhood fox (I’m in downtown Madison, WI) and it was so cute to see the foxes walk on the sidewalk, like we made them for their use. 🙂

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