I'm a retired Estate Master Gardener that works as a Paper Sculpter and Garden designer. This is my chronicle of outdoors as I see it.
By: AkashaD , 9:36 PM GMT on January 04, 2012
Happy New Year everyone! Its 2012 and I'm proud to say the Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) that likes to walk my fence is still alive and doing well.
I'm breaking one of my own codes which is unusual for me. I'm feeding the little bugger. I can't help it. I only leave small amounts of meat and bones during the day time when I know she's most active. Its not an everyday thing. Just time to time when I know she's around.
In no way do I try to approach her or make her human friendly. After the really negative response about seeing her from some of my neighbors, I don't want her to become accustomed to people. I leave food on the fence where she likes to walk and walk away.
But more than once I've seen her on our patio table intensely watching me as I go about my daily routine. Sometimes at night but mostly about 11AM when I'm home. But I fear for her. I've got some really stupid neighbors. Some think its funny to watch their dogs chase after the wildlife. And other's think that they (mammalian wild life) is a threat.
Part of me wants to call Texas Parks and Wildlife so they can capture her and relocate her to a save place. But the bigger part of me just prays for her safety and that she will continue to go unnoticed.
I call her "Kitsune". Japanese for fox. I pray she lives a long, long time.
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