Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Animal Wednesday - a story in the grass



I found these feathers outside the garden shed this weekend.  At first I saw two, then three and then saw the rest scattered around.

Looking up to a bark of noise, I saw the local fox bounding around looking for his lunch.  He saw me holding the feathers and stopped to watch. We stared at each other for a few minutes.

Quite a garden story I think.

Happy (for some) Animal Wednesday.


7 comments:

kj said...

Is this safe, Mim? Does mr fox understand boundaries?!

Be careful . I need you around, girlfriend!

Love
kj

Teri Casper said...

I just loving seeing a fox but not sure I want to have a stare down with one.
We need Lisa to tell us what kind of bird this was.

HAW

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That wily fox caught him a Yellow-shafted Flicker. Darn the luck. Why couldn't it have been a nice big fat dove or better yet a Starling. Such excitement in your garden.

Lynn Cohen said...

I can't believe Lisa wished it had been a dove, they mate for life and I hate it when my cat kills one. Hard to watch animals do their thing.
Well you are larger than the fox so I am not too worried. I hope.

studio lolo said...

aw, I love Flickers :(

We have a fox that runs through the yard daily and he's the size of a Buick! I'm glad Emma is never loose.

HAW, you wild woman!

sukipoet said...

the local fox. i did chuckle at that. sorry for the bird though, and not sure it's good to stare at a fox. be sure to carry a pocket full of rocks.

Annie Coe said...

Poor bird. Foxes are small and will not attack you unless you mean harm, no reason to be afraid, I would not try to touch one, but I think you are safe just looking at it. They are so beautiful, luck you. xoxo