They get a bad press, which is undeserved. They're a predatory species, as are all dogs and cats, of course they will kill if they get the opportunity! It's nature! They are not evil, they are just surviving!
Evil is a capability of humans only.
Anyway, recently I found myself at Apex Park in Burnham on Sea in Somerset trying to photograph a Wren that was playing hide and seek with me in the little wood between the lake and the coastal path. I was creeping about so as not to disturb it when all of a sudden a Fox appeared 3 metres in front of me!! It was relaxed and sniffing about in the ditch and didn't know I was there at first! I froze, luckily my camera was already up in photographic mode due to the Wren, the Fox soon became aware of me and turned to look right at me! I got the photo!
It was a brief moment, but it seemed like forever, and it was magical! The Fox soon slunk away, but my day had been made!
Funnily enough, a few days later in the countryside on the Somerset Levels, I was chatting to an Enviromental Agency guy that I was working with about a Fox we had both seen a few months previously when I didn't have my camera with me, when I turned around and saw another Fox cross the road 50 meters away! I ran to my van and grabbed my camera and got some distant shots of it as it crossed the field beside the road! Amazing!
I love Foxes!!
Below are my Fox pics, plus more nature shots from September, including a Heron struggling with an Eel, an escaped Cockatiel, Brazen Rats, beautiful Starlings and a rare Black Tern;
^Above^ - Close, closer, closer and closer still....the Apex Park Fox! (I only got one pic!)
^Above^ - A gorgeous Fox a few days later near Burtle on the Somerset Levels.
^Above^ - Heron with an Eel at RSPB Greylake.... it struggled to get it down for a while!!
^Above^ - Canada Goose at Chew Valley Lake.
^Above^ - Buzzard on a hay bale between Bridgwater and Westonzoyland, Somerset.
^Above^ - Sparrowhawk overhead at RSPB Greylake.
^Above^ - Black Headed Gulls at Chew Valley Lake.
^Above^ - Mute Swan at Chew Valley Lake.
^Above^ - Magpies at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Woodpigeon at Apex Park.
^Above^ - The elusive Wren at Apex Park..... thanks to it, I encountered the Fox!
^Above^ - Chiffchaff at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Cormorant at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Goldfinch at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Great Crested Grebes at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Brazen Rats in broad daylight at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Young Herring Gulls at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Grey Heron flying towards Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station, away from Apex Park.
^Above^ - Redshanks on the muddy banks of the Parrott estuary near Apex Park.
^Above^ - Woodpigeons at Apex Park. (Young one, bottom pic)
^Above^ - Teazel at Apex Park.
^Above^ - Mute Swan family at Catcott Lows nature reserve in Somerset.
^Above^ - White Butterfly at RSPB Greylake.
^Above^ - Cormorants at Shapwick Heath nature reserve in Somerset.
^Above^ - Heron, Mute Swan, Lapwing and Coots at Shapwick Heath.
^Above^ - Mute Swans at Shapwick Heath.
^Above^ - Record shot of a very distant rare Black Tern at Noahs Lake, Shapwick Heath.
^Above^ - Starlings in my home Somerset village.
^Above^ - Black Headed Gulls at Backwell Nature Reserve in North Somerset.
^Above^ - Mallard at Chew Valley Lake.
^Above^ - Kestrel right overhead at Bridgwater, Somerset.
^Above^ - A Cockatiel near Hutton in Somerset, obviously an escape, this took me by surprise when I drove past!
^Above^ - Wet dog after jumping in the lake at Apex Park!