Since we no longer have any cats, we seem to have a lot more critters in our yard. Granted, we do live in the country, but we’ve never had so much wildlife actually in the yard.
Of course, it’s mostly small stuff. There are at least 5 different squirrels, a couple of rabbits and lots of birds — many of them regulars at the feeder. Deer aren’t unusual and, while it’s been a while, sometimes we see wild turkeys.
Today, though, we were sitting on the front porch reading and I thought I saw a small dog heading across the yard. I looked closer — it wasn’t a dog.
It was a fox. It trotted lazily across the yard in front of the house and across the driveway into the woods.
I know that there are foxes in this part of Arkansas. I’ve seen one two or three times over the years on my way to work.
But in our front yard in broad daylight while we’re sitting on the front porch?
What’s the chances of that?
I’m currently working on a new Woolly Hollow State Park page.