When Foxy Loxy Came for a Visit

My first sighting of Foxy Loxy
My first sighting of Foxy Loxy

Imagine my surprise a few springtime's ago when I was peering out my suburban home to see this beautiful red fox standing in my yard amongst the melting snow and muddy earth. The fox, clearly a pup, looked at his surroundings with new eyes. It was not long before he headed off down the street. If anyone had told me this would not be a one time occurance I would have told them they were crazy. Well, as fate would have it, it was not a one time sighting not by a long shot!

The red fox was sighted all around the neighborhood several times. One day my husband, kids and I were all standing in the yard when all the sudden the fox was standing merely 2-3 feet away from me. Imagine that! Of course there was a degree of fear as we were not sure how safe this was, but also we were struck by the beauty of this creature. So adorably soft and innocent. It was funny because in tandem with the fox sightings we were noticing that all the squirrels, black birds and rabbits were missing, all of my spring flowers grew without interruption although I missed the melodic sounds of birds singing.

It turned out that the foxes were displaced that winter by horrible ice storms and mountains of snow. They had taken up to living inside our neighbors garage. There were 3 babies and a mother, (that we were aware of).

Growing a little
Growing a little

That spring, we had fun watching the Fox family wandering around the neighborhood. We watched out for our little babies but kept a safe distance. In the whole 3 months we saw them around town, they were sweet, quiet animals who seemed to acclimate to their surroundings fairly well. Late spring, the foxes moved out. It was sad to see them go but at the same time, I was thrilled they were able to find a nice place in the wilderness to reside without human interference. Red foxes are one of my new favorite animals.

If you see wild animals in your yard, don't try to pet them or feed them, they have to remain wild in order to continue taking care of themselves.

Got scared and ran into the bushes to hide
Got scared and ran into the bushes to hide
Not certain but this seemed like momma Fox
Not certain but this seemed like momma Fox

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karlk 5 years ago

What adorable foxes! I can't believe they were living in your neighborhood for a few months like that! Great hub thanks for sharing.


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jfay2011 5 years ago

They are cute. Funny story. I remember a church friend saying that he had a family of raccoons come into his kitchen and he would feed them and took pics of them.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks KarlK

They were truly adorable foxes!

Jfay2011

I couldn't believe this cute family came to stay in my neighborhood either! The raccoon story is crazy! I don't know that I would be bold enought o invite raccoons into my kitchen!


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

TOO cute!! What splendid animals....glad you appreciated the gift of seeing them. Well written, and a pleasant stop... :)TR


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks Thomas

I agree, I hadn't looked at these pics in a while and they surely make me smile, what a wonderful creation !

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