To all those interested in the natural world. Please add your sightings.

In the woods we return to reason and faith-Emerson


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Fox and the Skunk

An unlikely pair! But last night as I drove up my driveway I saw a skunk being followed by a fox. The skunk seemed in no particular hurry, and the fox just seemed curious. But not as curious as I was! Not wanting to interfere I turned the car off and waited in silence and darkness for a minute, but when I started up again they were still meandering up the driveway. We continued this way all the way to the top. At one point the fox went over and sniffed the rump of the skunk - a dangerous move! I thought there'd be trouble, but apparently the skunk didn't feel threatened enough to take action. The fox was equally unconcerned and went across the driveway to mark the snow on the other side. The unlikely duo continued up the hill, across the front yard, and down the back bank. A mysterious duo providing some interesting wildlife viewing!