Welcome to Fox Friday, the weekly collection of the best photos from the previous seven days of the urban foxes who make nighttime visits to the feeding station hidden somewhere in the city of Midland, Texas.
A fox was struck and killed two weeks ago on a nearby street. And ten days later another fox met the same fate in almost exactly the same location. Too coincidental. I thought the first fatality was Old Crooked Tail who was, up until then, the most frequent visitor to the Bone Yard. She's been missing since the hit and run. However, last night one showed up looking very similar. Was it the same one? Can't say for sure, they look so much alike. After all, they may all be related.
The most frequent visitor this past seven days was Scrawny Tail. Here are a couple of shots from early last Saturday.
These photos were cropped to highlight the thing I wanted you to see -- the wide open mouth. I think Scrawny Tail was calling for Old Crooked Tail. Yeah, I miss her too, S.T., I miss her too. (Time was early AM on 8/9/14 about five minutes apart.)
The foxes and feral cats have begun to tolerate each other in close proximity, barely. It's not my choice to feed those cats. But they're like the mafia. I have to pay tribute if I expect the foxes to get anything.
Here's the gray/white feral cat eating away while a fox scrounges around nearby. Take a look at the gorgeous tail on that fox. Unfortunately, this may have been the fox who got run over a few hours later. So sad. It's a five lane street, but it really must be treacherous in the wee hours of the morning.
I hope you enjoy seeing these magnificent creatures as much as I enjoy presenting them. See ya next Fox Friday.
NOTE: Some of the photos in this episode of Fox Friday were cropped and/or finagled to better highlight the central figure.