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Fox in Socks

I was sitting at home on my computer early this morning when I heard a ruckus out back. I raised the blind and there stood a neighborhood cat and a fox facing off. I ran and grabbed my camera and got about 70 shots. Not the greatest quality since I was shooting through Winter grungy windows with a long lens and low light but decent enough. I tried to go outside in my bare feet to get a better shot but our squirrel that we feed every morning started raising Hell and demanding his breakfast. This scared the fox away. But I think he's made a den in our defunct BBQ pit out back. I'll have to check tomorrow morning. So here are some fox photos along with part of Dr. Seuss's Ode to Foxes called Fox in Socks.


Knox in box.
Fox in socks.

Knox on fox in socks in box.

Socks on Knox and Knox in box.

Fox in socks on box on Knox.

Chicks with bricks come.
Chicks with blocks come.
Chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks come.

Look, sir. Look, sir. Mr. Knox, sir.
Let's do tricks with bricks and blocks, sir.
Let's do tricks with chicks and clocks, sir.

First, I'll make a quick trick brick stack.
Then I'll make a quick trick block stack.

You can make a quick trick chick stack.
You can make a quick trick clock stack.

And here's a new trick, Mr. Knox....
Socks on chicks and chicks on fox.
Fox on clocks on bricks and blocks.
Bricks and blocks on Knox on box.

Now we come to ticks and tocks, sir.
Try to say this Mr. Knox, sir....

Clocks on fox tick.
Clocks on Knox tock.
Six sick bricks tick.
Six sick chicks tock.

Please, sir. I don't like this trick, sir.
My tongue isn't quick or slick, sir.
I get all those ticks and clocks, sir,
mixed up with the chicks and tocks, sir.
I can't do it, Mr. Fox, sir.

I'm so sorry, Mr. Knox, sir.



( 21 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! :D

(Okay, I'm biased. Fox is my totem. But still! Reds are so pretty!)
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Fox is my dad's totem. Coyote and Owl are mine. But I'm sure this one was here to tell me something. Something about stealth and watching from shadows perhaps.

Apr. 4th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Possibly something about not letting cat-totems bother you? Know any cats?
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
We have cats but no people with cat totems to speak of. I'll have to think on people's traits though and see where that might apply.

Apr. 4th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Fantastic photos!
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
It took awhile to clean them up. Apparently my windows are pretty dirty. Thanks!

Apr. 5th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Really? They look pretty good now. I guess that you might have to make some time to clean the windows a bit so you don't have to clean up the photos as much!

The colours are really good!
Apr. 5th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Thank the gods for the Curves and Hue/saturation palletes in PhotoShop. The originals are somewhat cloudy because of the grime on the windows left from the winter and the glass is old and has some flaws in it. If he sticks around maybe I can get some better shots.

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Apr. 5th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
All Winter long that Squirell and his family did nothing but eat peanuts, hickory nuts, black walnuts and pecan we threw out for them. He's going to need a diet now. I don't know if the fox was random or a permanent addition. However, if she/he has a litter, i may have to consider calling the Wildlife folks and having them relocate the family. I don't trust my neighbors to keep them from harm.

Apr. 5th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
brave kitty!
Apr. 5th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
That cat was fearless. It was actually backing the fox down. I think the cat was under the bushes and surprised it when the fox was walking past. It seemed really surprised about the whole situation.

Apr. 5th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
ooooohhh! fuzzy canine cuteness!!

very very nice!
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I really wanted to go out and hug him/her. But I think it was a transient. I've seen no evidence of a den out back.

Apr. 5th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Fox! Foxy foxy fox fox!

That squirrel picture reminds me I need to ask my dad how the pecan crop was this year. I don't know how many he was able to get because his knee was acting up but the trees were loaded when I saw them in December.
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Funny you should say that. Mom just asked me if she was going to get any pecans this year!

Apr. 5th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
#1- I love foxes.
#2- I love Dr. Seuss.
#3- I love this post :)
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds like we have lots of loves in common!

Apr. 7th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
that is one FAT squirrel. Someone has been spoiling him Pretty fox photos. I still read that Doc. Seuss to my little one.
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Deb is the squirrel spoiler. I see him in terms of food so the fatter, the better. hehehe. Mom sold all my Dr. Seuss books at a garage sale years ago. Pout.

Apr. 9th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
That is pretty cool backyard wildlife!
Apr. 9th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Very surprising given that we have houses close enough to hit with a thrown rock all around.

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