Two adorable foxes were out in broad daylight late this afternoon (7 P.M. Daylight savings time) calmly walking the library’s rustic lawn, apparently looking for food. I was sitting on the library patio, not more than 15 feet from the closest one.
Neither of them panicked when they realized I was here. They eventually wandered down toward a wooded ravine to continue their foraging or to return home.
I had left some pizza and a half a chocolate pie last night for “my fox.” I didn’t know that there were two of them. I think they’re mates, as one looked smaller than the other.
The library sits on 15 acres and there’s some adjacent wooded land. The foxes should be pretty safe if they stick to this area.
I first saw one of them back in February through the floor to ceiling library windows on the coldest night of the year. It was already dark at 6:30 and I wondered if I had mistaken a cat for a fox.
Last week, “my fox” was working its way across the patio at a fast trot when I said, “Hello.” That spooked him or her and the animal pulled a quick U-turn and ran away.
I sometimes see a calico cat in the same area. There’s also a large bird’s nest up under an awning that provides viewing enjoyment.
After this post, I’m going out to my van and grab some pizza and possibly a corn dog or two to leave for “my foxes.”
With luck, maybe later this year, they’ll bring some baby foxes up to the patio.