Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gray Fox...

We've been experiencing visits from a gray fox (we think - do you agree?) which has discovered that our bird feeding, and thus our squirrel and chipmunk feeding, has led to a productive hunting ground for Urocyon cinereoargenteus.

Meg got a couple shots of this guy (gal?) lapping up sunflower seeds near the stone wall in our front yard (see below). It was only afterwards as he was shooed away that we realized he had already taken one of our little chipmunk friends.

It's tough to sympathize with the fox that kills the helpless chipmunk but of course he is what he is (a carnivore) and his family needs to eat as well. So it goes; no Hanover Co-Op meat counter for this fellow. 

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