Birds, and other animals for that matter, are always on the alert to potential danger. Last weekend I had a very close encounter with a European Red Fox, nearby the waterhole I’ve been visiting in the Rise and Shine.
Foxes are extremely cunning, wary and dare I say it … beautiful animals. This fox appeared in my peripheral vision a few moments before it spotted me sitting quiet and motionless near the waterhole. I suspect it was treading a well-worn path in search of prey – this tiny water source has attracted a constant stream of ‘fox tucker’ since it was created by the last rain event. The fox was unperturbed, merely looking at this curious stranger, before trotting off on its rounds. Moments later the birds resumed their visits.