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Friday, July 6, 2012

I SAW IT WITH MY OWN TWO EYES...

I worked all day long at the hall getting ready for our Fish and Chicken Fry on Sunday July 8th - even drove into Blind River to pick up the 50 pounds of whitefish - on the way I saw a moose cow and calf successfully cross highway 17 - I have never seen a cow and calf before - what a thrill.  I didn't have my camera in the car but it happened much too fast - I never would have been able to grab the camera and focus in time.
I got home at about 4:45 and Boots was in the yard waiting for me.  I grabbed a beer and sat and relaxed with him.  He just lay down and had a snooze.  I am glad he feels safe enough with us for him to do so.  He then moved to under the picnic table out of the sun to grab some more ZZZZs.  After dinner (both ours and his) Rejean and I walked down to the garage to check out his paint job on the trailer and Boots was there eating the raspberries!!!  I am not kidding.  He was going from bush to bush looking for the red ones and eating the  berries.  I have never heard of fox eating berries but there he was - just picking the berries off the bushes gently.  Then walking on thru the hydro line.

Who knew????  You learn something new everyday!!

See Ya Bye

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The red fox eats a wide variety of foods. It is an omnivore and its diet includes fruits, berries and grasses. It also eats birds and small mammals like squirrels, rabbits and mice. A large part of the red fox's diet is made up invertebrates like crickets, caterpillars, grasshoppers, beetles and crayfish. The red fox will continue to hunt even when it is full. It stores extra food under leaves, snow or dirt.

northernbliss said...

Thanks for Anonymous for the information - I have watched Boots, full after a meal of Prime Rib, hunt down and kill a mouse, then parade it in front of us, all proud of his accomplishment.
But, ever the wild thing he is, he continues to be a true fox, just letting us glimpse his gentle side.

Stacey Pomerleau said...

Tell Boots that Sadie is coming back soon :-)