Yesterday, as we were traveling down highway #101 around the community of Claredon , my husband who was driving, shouted, "Do you see the fox? get its picture!" I did get its picture, along with a baby fox, when he said , "Do you see the babies?" I hadn't seen them all but I managed to get another picture as he stopped our vehicle and a third little fox appeared from out of the ditch where it had been!. what a wonderful! photo opportunity, but then the worry began as all three ran across the highway in front of us.
Now that all three were safe on the other side of the road we could see that Momma Fox was not content and that she wanted to return back across the highway. With Momma fox in the lead , all three proceeded to recross the highway again in front of our eyes in the oncoming traffic.
Be careful Momma,Please Take heed
of those two babies you lead, take them safely home
whereever you roam
When Momma Fox was safe on the other side of the highway, Baby Fox one took its chances and crossed the highway safely , as it carefully lifted one paw after another.
Baby Fox number two chose a more precarious time to cross, "Hurry, hurry Little Fox!"
And the happy ending of the story for today is that all three foxes made it safely across the highway to the other side. What a dangerous life these beautiful creatures of nature live each day in their attempts to raise and feed and fend for their young familes.
A happy Friday and upcoming weekend to all.