Sometimes my eyes play tricks on me, but sometimes I talk myself out of what I’m SURE I saw because it’s just too bizarre to be true.
Like when I thought I saw a fox in my backyard but eventually decided it was just a coyote instead.
I was right the first time.
This morning, while Tad and I were enjoying conversation and coffee at the breakfast table, when it was still early enough for the children to be fighting dream-formed dragons in their own versions of Narnia, he stopped mid sentence and said, "Look at that."
I looked in the direction of his pointed finger and saw nothing. He quietly insisted, "Look!", so I moved to his side to observe his vantage point and there she was, trotting along our back yard with something curiously deer-leggy boney hanging from her mouth.
In one movement, I leapt for my camera, pulled it out of the case, removed the lens cover and started shooting. The upside? I did get six pictures before she was out of view; the downside? Obvious, from the images below, there was no time to adjust the lens or think about framing or remember to turn off the flash or anything! But at least I have a modicum of photographic evidence this time.
Oh, and another witness to corroborate my story :).
Uh oh…it just occurred to me this creature LIVES in my backyard!
deer dear! :/
I am so glad you finally got photos. A little scary that a fox trots through your yard from time to time.
Great photos but I still think it’s a coyote..lol.
Keep the fox away from the new bunnies!
oh how beautiful! there are foxes in the park near our house. but never in our yard. what a gorgeous creature. he won’t hurt you. but be careful about leaving food out–they can grow to be quite bold.
i thought coyotes were bad enough.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
At once “Ewww” and “Cool!”
Maybe it’s a dingo. Watch out for your babies.
Hey I think that’s cool! I’d be sitting up a tent to try to catch her again. 🙂 sidenote – you know, I never can say that word – corroborate – I always mangle it.
Wow, very cool! A little freaky though…I’d be nervous for any cats whose owners don’t keep them indoors at all times like they should.
Feed it the bunnies!!
That is very cool hope the bunnies live indoors.
(love how you say your children were still in bed!)
We have a red fox living in our backyard too.
better not let the bunnies out free!!
Wow! I can’t tell what it is, but it looks really cool to be able to see it up close. 🙂
Kaytabug, well, at least we know what Aussie’s barking at now…:/.
Sandy, only because I couldn’t get a decent picture!
Heather and Claudia, I’m guarding them with my life!
Laurie, we already had to alter the way we feed our dog and cat b/c of raccoons raiding the garage…I don’t think the fox has ever gotten to close (but what do I really know, ya know?)
Janet, I KNOW!!
Same to ya, Robo Cop :).
Jubilee, yeah, my response was YIKES! and COOL!
T.O.B. (snicker…:) )
Lisa, Hey, I didn’t HT you with “Pepper”, did I?? Oopsie!! It got mentioned a few times by a few people (IRL, here), but when he read it, he liked how it sounded with Pip(pin).
FreshGirl, uh oh…our pets roam free (not the bunnies).
Min, I’m sending you all my extra rabbit pictures (muuuaahhahahah!)
Alix, the live in our garage now :(…but they seem to be happy there.
Robinella, think they’re related???
Anna, I was bouncing off the walls but at least had the reflex to grab my camera (hehe, a blogger at heart 😉 ).
It’s so big! Are you sure it’s a fox?
Hope you had a really Happy Christmas:)!
Yikes, I agree, better keep the bunnies inside.
You don’t have any cats, do you?