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Discussion in 'Photos & Video' started by Honey Gee, Oct 23, 2016.
Photograph by Sam Hobson
I'd think it was a dog.
Certainly does look like a dog. Very handsome and healthy. When I lived in the UK, very late at night you would often see them trotting down the street as I lived in the country. Very shy creatures.
I've seen one from far away at my sister house in NJ. She lives on 13 acres and a lake. I've also seen a mama bear with cubs in her yard.
How lovely x
Fox are such cute creatures, especially when they don't know you're watching, as they are very playful, chasing each other around, play fighting, and if they come across something that might be a dog toy, they instantly recognize it as a toy. It's too bad they kill cats.
My cat once biffed a cat across the nose. The Fox ran away terrified. My cat was blind too and must have though it was another cat.
What a beauty he is - such a great photo !
I also probably would have thought that was a dog. I don't think I've ever seen a fox in real life, unless it was in a zoo somewhere. My mom has them in her yard sometimes, but I don't think we have them here. That's definitely a shame @Ken Anderson, because of course I would have to root for the cat in that case, and stop the fox. I've seen videos of them playing with dog toys, and would love to someday see them in real life.
We had a pet fox for a couple of years until she decided it was time for her to become a fox. She was raised with our cats and dogs though, so she never bothered them. She never even went after our chickens, for that matter. Fox are fairly common here, which doesn't mean that they are seen often though, because they are shy.
I have seen them a few times in this area, but they aren't usually spotted during the day because of course they are noturnal. There was one where my son used to live who used to periodically chase his cat. The smart little cat would scamper up a tree though, Robbie said he could hear the cat's bell ringing like crazy when the fox was about. He said it seemed like it became a game for them after awhile.
I friended Valerie Bertinelli on Facebook awhile back and this was in my feedback today.
I don't mean I'm friends with her, lol. Just "like" her page.
Coyotes and foxes will eat cats I'm sure.
My daughter has coyotes in her backyard sometimes also....we don't let Pickles out for long.
I understand that. Julian Lennon (John Lennon's son) is on my friend's list. Once he commented on something that I posted, and he has "liked" a couple of posts, although surely not any of the political ones.
Unfortunately, yes. That's a hungry looking fox in the photo, too.
Valerie lost a lot of "friends" last week when she made an anti Trump post. I never comment or like anything she says so I just left it.
She will read and respond to some comments.though.
They will also eat dogs, so it is a good thing that you keep Pickles safe when you are at your daughter's , Chrissy. I lost one dog in Idaho, and one here in Alabama, and they were both in the back yard when they disappeared, and I am pretty sure that it was a coyote that got both of them.
In Idaho, they came right up by the house in the evening, and I was always careful to have my dogs inside by then; but the one I lost was in the morning, and I was outside feeding the horses, so it still must have been close to my house even with me outside.
They are getting to be a problem in many of the large cities because they are used to people now, and there is a lot of easy food for them in the downtown areas with all of the rats and garbage laying around. And they can't shoot them in the city like you can when you see one out in your back yard on the farm.
@Ken Anderson, I had a friend who's dog toys started disappearing from the yard. She was talking to her neighbor about it, and the neighbor said she had see a fox take the toys a time or two. I guess they did recognize it as a toy off the bat, or maybe they had observed the dog playing with the toy from a distance, and wanted to get in on the act!
@Yvonne Smith , yes we don't let Pickles out except to pee....too many other dangers there also.and the yard only has a low wall around the back...not allowed high fences there.
He's an inside dog anyway, even in Fresno he just goes out to pee.
Someone posted in our neighborhood Facebook group about seeing two coyotes in a yard the other day. They've also been seen walking down the streets. I used to walk in the middle of the night and never encountered them, but I also never encountered a wild hog. Things are changing here because the area's less green than when i moved here. People are selling the land they've had for years, and it's now being developed, so the animals are moving into this and other areas.
So @Ken Anderson, what does the fox say?
All I've ever heard them say was something on the order of a "Yip, yip, yip..."
Help! Probably @Diane Lane
I've never heard one, but that sounds cute @Ken Anderson. I'm sure the larger predators here keep them at bay. We do have some wolves (I think they're endangered) and coyotes, as well as the wild hogs, alligators and bobcats, but I've never heard of foxes being in the area, unfortunately. Maybe they live more inland.