It is amazing that certain mammals are able to co-exist with us in urban environments. As I was driving to Beechwood / Don Valley this morning, I saw a fox. After stopping the car, out came the camera and I got this photo through the windscreen.
I then got out to take more:
New England Aster
can hybridize with Heath Aster
to produce Amethyst Aster (which we saw this morning).
Copper coloured fur, burnished by the sun,
The horses, hounds and men blur into one,
As wiley foxy to the river runs,
And undetected hides until they’ve gone. – Judith Hamilton
Seeing that photo of the fox climbing the chain link fence is a clear reminder that little dogs may not be totally safe in our fenced-in yards. Neither are free roaming pet kitties! Great photos, Miles.
We had a red fox breakfasting on a squirrel on our lawn this morning too! They have good hunting in the city with so many squirrels and other rodents.
what a beautiful creature,the fox…..thanks Miles
I thought I was seeing things the other day in the ravine behind our house. It was a spectacular sight of a pure black fox with a white-tipped tail. I did not know that they even existed. They are called Silver Foxes and can be produced by two red parents, actually with a litter proportion of 1 in 4. The black color is due to a recessive trait caused by melanism.
Last week I saw a black mink behind our house chase a squirrel up a tree. It is surprising what lives in our ravines.