Papa and I were eating dinner last night and we saw something move outside the sliding door. When I looked again I saw something under the grape arbor.
Do you see him?
It was a FOX. A Gray Fox. Isn't it beautiful?
Then it turned and looked back down toward the vegetable garden.
AND GUESS WHAT?
Another one came up the hill. There were TWO of them.
They started eating the bird seed that was on the ground below the bird feeder. What do you think that tasted like? Bird food.... Yuk!
Noni took pictures, hoping Carl wouldn't notice that there were two fox in the yard.
Carl is very smart and he came over to see what I was taking pictures of.
When he saw the fox he started barking. One of them lifted its head like he heard something, but they didn't run away.
They kept eating the bird seed and ignored us.
Do you think that they come here a lot? Maybe at night?... when it's dark and we don't see them.
Why do you think that they came to visit us?
Even Annibel walked across the gravel and sat on a stepping stone, watching them.
They stared at each other for a long time and them Annibel slowly walked away. I wonder what they thought about each other. Do you think Annibel has seen them here before?We found this poop in three different places in the yard. I took a picture of it because I know how you like the word "poopy". It's a good word.
.... and it isn't Annibel's poop. Hers is smaller and brown.
This poop is black and has berries in it.
I THINK THE FOX HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE. Don't you?
Well, Papa and I just wanted to show you who came to visit us.
You can't play with these guys... but the next time you come up to visit you might get to see them... or the deer.
... or the wild turkey with their babies. Do you see the deer and the turkey in the picture above? Some of the feathers I sent you are wild turkey feathers. The rest are vulture feathers (the big black ones) and chicken feathers (the pretty brown, black and white ones).
Carl and Cutter are waiting to play with you.
They might even want to sleep with you.
I will see you in a couple of weeks. I get to come down to your house and stay with you for a couple of days.
See you then.
Have fun on your first day of school.
Love, Noni and Papa
P.S.Guess what else is visiting right now?
The Tarantulas are moving....
There are looking for a mate (a friend).
There are BIG spiders aren't they.
****************************Gray fox information here.
Ten cool facts about Tarantulas here.