I came downstairs for breakfast this morning and was almost immediately greeted by our dog Parker barking loudly at something outside the kitchen window. I thought it was just one of the many squirrels which seem to aggravate him on a daily basis, but then Jeannine urgently called my attention to the real culprit…
… a fox!
We've been seeing more and more of these sleek, reclusive creatures in recent years -- in fact, I think I've had more sightings of them this year than in my entire life. It makes me wonder if there is some fox population boom -- possibly coinciding with the huge chipmunk population we saw last year.
In any event, it was neat to see this beast paying us a visit. Unfortunately, I did not have my new Nikon with the great zoom lens at hand during the minute or so that the fox graced our lawn, so I was only able to get these slightly blurry shots with my pocket camera. -- PL