A red fox is back!

Reading in bed last night, I heard an animal scream — repeatedly. The sound came from the “croquet court” or the area between the house and shed #1. I could not see anything from the window, and when I heard the sounds again they came from way back in the woods. I was pretty sure the sound was that of a red fox.

This afternoon I had the wit to check the snow that has not melted in that croquet court. Sure enough; there were red fox footprints — cat paw like marks all in a line. I liberated this image from the web. And here’s a recording from YouTube; only the first few seconds apply.

This is the first evidence of red fox in years. It almost makes up for the loss of both bee hives this winter.

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4 comments
  1. Nancy Pontone said:

    Sorry to hear about your bee hive losses. At least you don’t have a hen house to worry about with a red fox in the neighborhood.

    Pretty soon you’ll be making tracks in the sand not the snow.

    Have a good trip.

    Love, Nancy

    On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 5:09 PM, Meadow Restoration wrote:

    > Susan Marcus posted: “Reading in bed last night, I heard an animal scream > — repeatedly. The sound came from the “croquet court” or the area between > the house and shed #1. I could not see anything from the window, and when I > heard the sounds again they came from way back in th” >

  2. Dorothy Swift said:

    Congratulations! I see a fox around here only about 3 times a year. (My first full summer here, about twenty years ago, there were 2 fox kits who played in my garden). Then the neighborhood got built up more. People still see foxes around, especially the people who walk their dogs when there is little traffic or activity around. I hope that there are foxes around. They are beautiful, and I think they might also keep the rabbit population down. Also mice and chipmunks, which are correlated with lyme disease.

    2 weeks ago there was a bald eagle in a tall oak tree here. That is the first time I’ve seen that. But it was unmistakeable with the huge size, bald head, and large beak. (Just as in Petersen). Dorothy

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  3. Karen Asher said:

    Great! Thanks for sharing the footprint and call video- very informative. Now I know what to look for and listen for.

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