Oh the critters had fun this week.
Welcome to Fox Friday, the weekly display of the best of the urban fox photos from the Bone Yard, an undisclosed feeding station located in the heart of Midland, Texas. In previous Fox Fridays I've put forth several photos, and the posts may have been too busy, picture wise. This time there will only be one photo -- it's that good.
As the season changed the moisture came. And that may have accounted for all the activity this week. Typically one of two feral cats will get to the food first, and the foxes usually wait for left overs. However, a pair of fox visitors this week worked as a team and pulled a rope-a-dope on the cat. The daily food drop consisted of two frozen, raw chicken drumsticks. And while the cat guarded one of them, they circled around to distract him.
Look at that cat's fangs. You can almost hear him hissing as a fox grabbed the drumstick he couldn't cover. The cat ate all he wanted off of the other. Then one of the foxes returned and hauled off what the cat left. Everyone went away with something. It was a good night in the Bone Yard.