Welcome to Fox Friday, a collection of the best urban fox photos snapped during the past seven days in the Bone Yard, a fox food court in an undisclosed back yard in Midland, Texas.
Lately there have been two foxes visiting the feeding zone, long time visitor Old Crooked Tail and her pal, Scrawny Tail. Actually, they may be related -- they both have similar crooked tails. The amount of tail hair is the only noticeable distinction.
Here they are in different photos:
Last Sunday around 4:30 pm I got a call alerting me to a road kill squirrel. I got there a half hour later, and the squirrel stunk to high heaven. I picked it up anyway and buried it right behind the feeding zone.
The fox found the shallow grave and dug up the stinky squirrel carcass. She dragged it about two feet and left it out in the open. I retrieved it and buried it in another location which so far hasn't been disturbed. But apparently the fox was so disgusted by the idea that I would feed her a rotten squirrel that she's been boycotting the area.
Not bad for a week in which the fox was MIA for three straight days. I still have an eye out for fresh road kill squirrel, but in this heat they don't stay fresh long. Anyway, see ya next week.