The Foxes Return
Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:09:40 PM
It seems the foxes were none too pleased (it's always been obvious to me that they have the internet and monitor the blog and website). Within about half an hour posting that, they sent Shy Boy round to make their displeasure known. "It's meant to be a fox of the day, and badgers have no place there," seemed to be the message.
Not that he was too exercised by it, but he did make it plain that he found badgers 'boring'.
This evening, Shutterbug came round as well, just to emphasize that this is a fox garden, not a badger patch.
He seems to be carrying a small wound on his head. Impossible to be sure whether he's snagged it on something, been in a fight or (quite possible) dislodged a tick. It didn't apepar to be worrying him though, and it looks clean.
All the garden activity has left precious little space for any other wildlife, but I did want to include this shot of a heron, simply because you don't often see them like this.
No sighting of badgers tonight (so far). Maybe the foxes are serious about their intention to reclaim the territory. We'll see!
Camera note: Shutterbug and heron shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. Shy Boy photographed with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.