Sunday, 20 January 2013

A visitor in the snow

The predicted snowfall arrived over the last few days.  The temperature has plummeted and the travel chaos has commenced.  Yes, it is winter proper now.

There are many urban foxes near my house, I see them often.  There is Stumpy, the one with a limp and Manky, the one who looks manky and probably other ones too but I am not the greatest of fox identifiers.  There are no chickens for them to eat here, so I don't have to worry about that, though in years gone back at a previous house one did dig up my daughter's dead rabbit causing considerable trauma.

I got home early on Friday as the snow was piling down, I am a self-confessed snow-wimp and dislike driving in it.  I was happened to look out of the window and I saw the fox approaching the pond, I ran and grabbed my camera and managed to get some photos:
I am not sure how much he achieved in licking the ice, he was clearly thirsty, but it was rather nice to see him there in the snow.

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  1. Only good thing about snow, it looks good from indoors. Great shots of your fox. Last year was the first that I had spotted a fox in our garden.

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    1. There are loads of urban foxes around here, a good mix of sports fields, retail parks and schools means there is plenty for them to eat. They love digging up the garden too!

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  2. How wonderful. I'm a snow wimp too and was glad to stay in the warm on Friday.

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    1. Thanks - Friday was horrid, I was so glad to get home.

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  3. Yep, I'm another snow wimp! Just been snowboarding in Andorra but I don't do snow in my own country! Especially not driving in it. Lovely photos though. Must have been a wonderful sight in real life too :)

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    1. Thanks - we just never prepare for it in the UK - if I had some snow tyres then I wouldn't be so worried but for one or two days a year it is a big expense.

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  4. Nice! You were lucky to take a photo of a fox! :) Greetings from snowy Poland!

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  5. How beautiful, glad you were able to capture the visit.

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