It is the north where doth birdseed fall...
Seriously, this is a youngster. He had a grand time scavenging black oil sunflower seed cast from the feeder.
Then he had to have a little rest and study the birds twittering about in the Arctic Willow by the deck. And us studying him.
I suppose we were pretty boring, but I didn't think we'd ever put anybody to sleep!
In all honesty, I was a little worried our visitor might be sick, so I came off the deck, camera in hand. This was the last picture I got before a very insulted young fox bolted back into his woods,
no doubt heading whiskers first into his next adventure. Of course I said "he" but I have no idea if this is Romeo or Juliet.
Grey foxes are small, about the size of a small to medium house cat and far less aggressive and shy than Red Foxes. They will hide and forage in trees, but are unable to actually "climb" a tree like a cat does with its retractable claws.
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