I could not believe my eyes. I had just finished a few chores and noticed that rascal squirrel at the feeder again, and several other birds underneath it picking at the leftovers. So there I am in my usual spot feeling myself relaxing watching them all, when without warning they all took off into the trees. I only had a second to register that when all of a sudden the most beautiful red fox ran across my vision from one end to the other, and I watched as he hopped up the steps onto my neighbor's deck. He must have jumped off the other end, as seconds after that I saw him in the other neighbor's garden and before I knew it he was out of sight. I almost ran out into the pouring rain to try and follow him but just as quickly decided to get a grip! Too fast for me to react to pick up that camera. I think my mouth must have dropped open. He was a beautiful sight but so fleeting, and once again my memory will have to be my camera.
This is only the third time in several years that I have actually seen a fox. Once at Huntley Meadows, once running along a path as we were driving along the freeway and now this. What a gift! I have NEVER seen one in our back garden and we have lived here 19 years. You can probably tell I am on a natural high. Doesn't take much to make this girl happy.