A red fox looked like it was hunting mice over in the neighbor’s yard this afternoon.
I tried to open the window to get a better shot without window glass reflection, but the fox heard me, and immediately raised its head and looked like it would run off.
Although the fox turned and looked like it would run back into the woods, it suddenly paused, turned back toward my backyard and started creeping up the hill between our two yards. There were two gray squirrels nosing around for seeds beneath the bird feeders, but I don’t see how the fox could have seen them because it was downhill from them.
And then…one of the squirrels made a move to visit another bird feeder, heading straight toward the fox. And the fox made its move.
At first I was glad to see that the squirrel population was reduced by one because the backyard is overrun with them. But if squirrels are what bring foxes to my backyard, then I should be happy the pesky squirrels are so numerous.