“The fox went out for a chase one night
prayed to the moon to give him light
for he had many a mile to go that night
before he reached the town-o, town-o…”
So goes the traditional folk song (I was a great aficionado of folk music in the 50’s and 60’s). So, I was excited for the opportunity to photograph these gray foxes that, for the past couple of year, have chosen to den in the canyon near some of the homes in our community.
For several years I’ve found small piles of scat on the walls full of seeds and manzanita berries (a typical fox habit) and have occasionally seen one at night in the open area behind our yard, but these guys were pretty tame and spent a lot of time out in the daylight. Hopefully I’ll get a better opportunity next year to spend a lot more time photographing them but here’s one afternoon’s effort: