Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fox Love

Fox Love

I went out with the PM before the cold snap and we put together this makeshift bird feeder. It is an old wicker rocker minus the wicker with some blocks at the seat to make it stable. The seat will be the platform where we put the bird food and bread crusts.

I checked it out right away, hoping the birds would come quick but none came.

That was the last time I was allowed out as the PM looked out the window the next day and thought she saw something reddish, laying on top of the hill out back in the field. She went out for a walk and when she got closer, the thing raised it's head and looked at her.

The PM was talking to the fox, telling it they should be heading off to the woods when she felt eyes on her. She looked straight ahead at another hill and saw this.

It is mating season so we think the foxes are hanging out out back, having a little love in. The PM wishes they would just go because those hills are not our property and the farmer who owns it is a tad crazy. Down the road there are some other crazies who trap coyotes and they had five of them hanging from a line by the side of the road. That makes the PM livid. The PM hasn't seen the foxes the last couple of days but it has been really cold. She'll have to make more of an effort to scare them away so they don't end up a trapper's trophy.


Cat with a Garden said...

Mating season? Just BE CAREFUL all of you! It may sound stupid, but aren't there any scents foxes hate, which you could trace along your property? Or is there a forest ranger you could ask for advice??? We really hope no one, and that includes the foxes, gets hurt!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Parker said...

We love your bird feeder! But we worry for those foxes!

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Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

It looks mighty chilly over your way!

We are keeping paws crossed that the foxes will be safe, even though they are a nuisance to you. #1 says she often has fox kits under the shed of her cottage over on "The Island."

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Cory said...

We are hoping the foxes listen to you so they will leave you alone and also avoid the crazy neighbors too...think happy woodsy thoughts!

quiltcat said...

Hi Goldie. I hope you are careful out there...i wouldn't trust those gun nuts to know the difference between a fox and a fox-colored beloved cat. I don't see what the point of killing coyotes is...and then hanging their pelts near the road. That is such a wretchedly aggressive act. Grrrrrr it would make me furious everytime i had to drive past their place.
Well Goldie, you stay safe...and good luck and good loving to the foxes!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Stay safe from the foxes and the trappers Goldie. The foxhunt used to go on the land next to ours and mum always had to get us in quick in case we were mistaken for foxes.That was back when we were allowed to explore our fields on our own.

Mickey's Musings said...

That is a really neat bird feeder :)
We hope those foxes go away too and do not get caught!!
Purrs Mickey

Everycat said...

Crazy farmers, don't they know that if you kill foxes - others just move into the territory - oh I said this before duh! Makes me mad - foxes are beautiful grr


Quill and Greyson said...

Wow they are really cute! Do you think fox love uses fox gloves?

Oh the bird feeder is cool too.

Teddy Westlife said...

I hope the birdies come to visit, and that the foxes stay safe.

Huffle Mawson

Anonymous said...

OMC your neighbors sound horrible.. disgusting. mean.. people... your poor Momma having to see that...
I sure hope those foxes get away in a hurry.. is there a parks and wildlife ranger that can help you with them?.. awww I hope this is not a sad ending...
I am purring for the foxies


(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

What a great idea for a bird feeder! I hope those foxes stay far away from the trappers.

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