Each week Sleepless in Midland tries to display some of the Fox Cam photos from the urban wildlife feeding station. I believe Fox Friday is more entertaining when the photos reveal a story played out on the ground, and often the story is the battle between the foxes and the feral cats for the food.
The cats are slightly less afraid of humans than the foxes, so most of the time the cats get to the food first. But not this night. For the first time in a long time, the fox got both of the chicken drumsticks. Here we are at the urban Serengeti watching the feeding station when along comes a feral cat. I call this one Calico II. The whole episode played out over about a half hour. Timing is everything in the urban jungle.
The cat looks for food at around 9:21pm, or 21:21 on the camera's 24 hour clock display, only to discover an empty plate. At around 21:30 two chicken legs were put out. Old Crooked Tail arrives on the scene and at 21:45 grabs one of the drumsticks. At 21:48 she grabs the other one. Five minutes later the cat comes back only to find the plate empty again. Tough luck puss.
This next set would be rather unremarkable except for one thing. Lightening lit up the sky!
That's it for this week. See ya next Fox Friday!