Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Look who I had in the garden this morning......................... first one in 10 years

While I was getting ready for work this morning I was chasing squirrels off the bird feeders.
A quick bang on the window usually sends them packing but today they were very blasé.
All of a sudden one on the fence launched itself about 10 foot and legged it after landing.
Seconds later it all made sense.... as a Fox jumped over my fence.

 I grabbed my little point and shoot and got a few images from my front door.
Half dressed in just a shirt, underpants and slippers...luckily my house isn't overlooked.

 Calm as you like it just walked slowly around me and out on it's way.
It's probably the same fox we've seen in Mandys garden and on the estate during the past few weeks
It's another species for my garden list... and a confident one at that.

Linking to Saturday's Critters and Our World Tuesday

28 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Lucky lucky lucky, nice find.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh how neat! Maybe he will run those pesky squirrels away.

Brian King said...

Oh, how cool!

DeniseinVA said...

An exciting turn of events, one the squirrels could have done without I 'm sure. Thank you so much for visiting my blog while I was away. I hope your week is going well.

ADRIAN said...

A good start to the day.

The Herald said...

A nice sight to see first thing in the morning.
Given it's view, I wonder if the fox was thinking the same thing!?...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

A healthy looking fox Andrew. Nice one.

Bill Nicholls said...

Is it an Urban fox or do you live in a rural location like me. Only ever seen one urban one up in London, did not look that healthy either.

Ian Doyle said...

Nice shots, great find.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Looks like a dog with that brush, I see a local cunning vixen at night near where I live

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Mr Fox is a handsome fellow -- glad you got the picture!

Magia da Inês said...

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Uma raposa perdida na cidade!...
Belas fotos.

Bom fim de semana, com tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
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Valerie said...

Great snaps Andrew. Brave you for chasing the shots in a state of undress! Thanks for sharing the fox.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing!! To have such a beauty in your own back yard. And such a wonderful color.

eileeninmd said...

Cool, a fox is a neat yard visitor. It is pretty. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Healthy looking Fox. Have a lovely weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Great photos of the beautiful fox ~ Glad you were in the house!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely! I'm still waiting for my fortunate fox encounter.
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chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

We have two of those in our neighbourhood and spotting them is always a highlight.

Marie C said...

So wonderful you happened to be at the door and could see him! And great you could reach that point & shoot! Very cool encounter!

bailey-road.com said...

Such a beautiful animal. How neat to see him in your garden. That'll keep the squirrels away from the feeders!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture and perfect timing!! Thanks so much for sharing, Andrew, as always!! Hope you and the critters have a great new week!!

Lea said...

He is so handsome!

Barb said...

I have a resident fox,too - she is unafraid of people. We have to clap to keep her far enough away.

Fun60 said...

Isn't it strange how they are as common as seeing a cat stroll by here in London (in fact they have reached the level of nuisance factor) yet you rarely see them in your beautiful part of the country.

Adam Jones said...

The sly old fox was up to no good. Always great to see them wandering around though.

s.c said...

Its clear that he/she was searching for easier to catch food then in the wild. Just like people they get also more urbanized.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a wonderful surprise! Food was probably on his/her mind.