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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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November 28, 2011 - 7:56 am

Early this morning my WONDERFUL FOX was trotting through my garden. So beautiful and looking very healthy. Hopefully he keeps my land as his territory through the winter. With a menu of voles, mice and bunniesCool.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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January 22, 2012 - 7:38 pm

It was a beautiful winter day. I was enjoying the view out my kitchen window when I noticed my WONDERFUL fox scouting the creek for a 'duck lunch'. Then I saw a second one...all caught on video. Sooooooooooo kool.CoolImage EnlargerImage Enlarger

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Lark
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February 26, 2012 - 1:08 pm

DSC03707.JPGImage EnlargerDSC03713.JPGImage EnlargerDSC03725.JPGImage EnlargerHere is my fox this afternoon. Can you believe how close he is to the geese and ducks? This went on for about 10 minutes. I think he was saying to the ducks and geese, "You don't have to be afraid of me. I just want to sit here basking in the sun".Confused As he was licking his chops.

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Lark
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October 26, 2012 - 7:54 pm

DSC04382.JPGImage EnlargerDSC04383.JPGImage EnlargerI am soooooooooooo happy that we have this fox family in the area. They are very entertaining. These pictures are not too clear, I was taking them from inside the house and the windows are DIRTY. Plus, I wasn't using the tripod, so it was shaky. The one picture the fox is looking for mice in the tall grass. The other picture he is in mid air POUNCING on his meal. Just wanted to share my joy of nature.Smile

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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springfever
Eastern Washington - Zone 5b/6
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October 30, 2012 - 12:53 pm

I love your pictures! We don't have any fox at least not that I am aware of.

My neighbor spotted 3 raccoons in the yard next door to us. I haven't seen them yet but am wondering if they have been in my compost pile. Looks like some things are a little out of place.

We do have skunks in the area, the dogs like to play with them and that is not a good thing!!! (ugh) Also have squirrels,  but haven't seen anything else.  Oh, one neighbor has a goat and he is so much fun to watch and a few others have chickens and roosters. I think the roosters have their times mixed up because they always seem to want to talk in the afternoon. Never hear them in the morning.

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Lark
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October 31, 2012 - 4:49 am

Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed my 'out of focus' pictures. I love my fox family. They keep some of the rodent population under control. Racoons, rabbits and squirrels can REALLY be pests. If I was young I would probably have a home where I could have a goat and chickens. I wouldn't want to eat the chickens. I would only have them for their eggs and POOP. Smile

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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November 1, 2012 - 1:55 pm

I love animals and would love to have a goat as well as other animals but we have a hard enough time taking care of 2 dogs and a cat (who adopted us) along with everything else we have to do. We had 2 chickens (black one and white one, my husband named them Salt and Peppa) but ended up giving them away to a girl who is in 4H club,  thought they would be better off with someone else. I would never be able to eat chickens that were like pets to us.

Lark, I love looking at your garden and pictures!  I saw your bottles in the pictures and was thinking about using bottles for a border but my husband didn't like that idea. I took quite a few wine and other glass bottles and dyed them with several different colors of Rit dye and they look so pretty. I have another project for them hopefully when the weather warms up again and I can work outside. :)

Give a stranger one of your smiles…It may be the only sunshine they see all day!!

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Lark
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August 3, 2013 - 5:05 am

Can you believe this young fox?Confused Several times a day the three young pups are in our yard hunting and playing. I think they have taken an old woodchuck hole as their new home, which is in my hosta garden. This fox, pictured, is easy to tell from the others. It has a white tip on the tale and is much more daring than the other two. The other two are hard to tell apart and don't stay in one place for too long. 003.JPGImage Enlarger004-2.JPGImage Enlarger

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Lark
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October 3, 2013 - 6:36 am

It has been a month since the fox have been up on the deck or even on the grass area in front of our windows.  We saw them only twice down by the creek. I sure hope he comes back for the winter. They probably ate most of the rodents in my area and moved on to greener pastures. Within the last week we have had a bunny, squirrel, chipmunk and a possum in the yard. Which means the fox are no longer hunting this area.Cry We can only hope that one of the five fox come back to the den, in my hosta garden, when mating season starts.

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Lark
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February 23, 2014 - 7:35 am

Yesterday I went down to the fox hole that is in my hosta garden and noticed sand that has been thrown from the hole. I guess they must be sprucing up their home for the delivery of their Spring pups. The pups are born around March and April. I sure hope they do decide to use this hole as their permanent residence. If they don't, I know that they are still in the area and that I am part of their territory. Having them as RODENT CONTROL makes gardening a whole lot easier. Here he is sitting on top of my compost pile looking for rodent activity. I think he has spotted something.008.JPGImage Enlarger003.JPGImage Enlarger

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