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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jan 8, 2018, 01:41 AM

58. Great thread. Mine's not exciting...

Too tired to relate my encounters except this one fr 3 weeks ago.

Big dog and I had just slipped out the front door for a midnight walk & had paused for a second on the front porch to peer into the darkness. Dog was still and quiet and my eyes had just adjusted when along came a beautiful little fox strolling not 12' in front of us. We both stayed frozen as watched it cross the driveway, the lawn, and then disappear into the woods. Why did it not sense or smell us?
Never knew Dog took her signals from me so seriously - not even a twitch from her! Such a good girl. We had seen foxes in our front lawn before but never been that close.

I had a bear "bluff charge" me once in the GSM National Park and have had many encounters with with poisonous snakes and I see deer off my back deck most days. But I've never been that close to a unsuspecting fox. I love living in a nature reserve.


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