Some nights nothing happens in the Bone Yard - the undisclosed location of the Fox Cam and feeding station. But on other nights a little drama plays out. So to give you a sense of the lives of nocturnal scavengers, here are some scenes from one night this week, the night of 4/25/14.
The foxes don't linger like the cats do, and this entire scenario takes place in less than two minutes. The black feral cat was having a leisurely meal on a chicken carcass. Then ...
And she's gone. Black Cat comes back, but the food's all gone. We started and ended with the cat who usually gets there first and gets a belly full before the foxes arrive, if they arrive at all. But the cat is just an unintended beneficiary of this enterprise. The only way to feed the foxes is to get the cat so fat she'll leave some for the foxes.
Anyway, on behalf of Fox Friday and the urban wildlife of Midland, Texas, see ya next time!