Wild things have habits and the fox has made our backyard a regular stop in its search for nourishment. After the last snow we could see the deer hoof prints in a straight line and then the fox foot prints in large circles. Searching circles.
I took this set of photos in the last hour. It had obviously found the dead bird that was outside a bedroom window for days, frozen because I could see it in its mouth. I then checked to see if the bird was gone and it was.
I wonder if it got the mouse I threw out of the trap several days ago? That mouse got unlucky because it was caught in a trap that had no bait. I baited traps yesterday with peanut butter because I thought I heard a mouse in the kitchen the night before. Two traps went into the garage and one into the mud room. This morning I had two mice caught in the garage. Those went out into the snow. I wonder if the fox found them.
It's a lovely creature. I'm glad it feels so at home here to come up on my deck.