Welcome to Fox Friday, the weekly collection of the best photos from the Fox Cam for the previous seven nights. For anyone who doesn't know, the Fox Cam is situated in an undisclosed neighborhood in Midland, Texas. The objective is to capture in pixels some urban foxes. However, the foxes are outnumbered by feral cats, and most nights the cats get the food before the fox shows up. And the fox has to settle for leftovers. BTW, the bait is two frozen uncooked chicken drumsticks. That probably doesn't sound very tasty, but the cats are getting fat over them. If only the fox could gain some weight, too.
One night this week there was a confrontation between the fox and one of the feral cats. The cat got there first and was standing guard over the food. The events shown in the next six photos transpired within 14 seconds.
The fox circled out of camera view, then a half minute later she returned to stage an attack.
All this happened on Wednesday night. Thursday night the fox didn't show up. I hope she doesn't let this little setback ruin the area for her. If only she had a pack. That would show those fat felines who's king of the back yard jungle.
Happy 4th of July. Let freedom ring!