Wednesday, September 17

On my desk

Today on my desk there was a 'to do' list as long as my arm. So long in fact that I was completely overwhelmed by it and couldn't decide what to do first.

So instead of on my desk I will show you what was 'in my garden' today. Here he is....apologies for the quality of the photos but I had to be quick - he was on the run.....

Can you see him? Bottom left hand corner? Monsieur Reynard! He was being attacked by Magpies and was desperately trying to get away. He became quite disoriented and was ducking and diving to avoid their vicious beaks, there were about 6 of them attacking. Then he got out of the garden and onto the road......

...the Magpies were relentless. A few cars came along and thankfully slowed down (usually they speed up and try to hit them). Then he was gone, out of sight and I don't know how he fared. Foxes are not native to Australia, they were introduced and consequently they are considered a pest and they don't get a lot of sympathy. They have decimated many of the native species which doesn't earn them many fans.

I find myself with such a moral dilemma where foxes are concerned, they are so much part of my growing up and I can't help but feel it's a pity they're so loathed here. I know it's tragic when native animals are killed and chicken coops are raided, I hate it too and wish they didn't do it, but they're only doing what foxes do, they don't know any different.

So today, despite being terribly un-PC I enjoyed seeing him in the garden and hopefully Reynard escaped the Magpies and the cars and survived to see another day.

5 comments:

Z said...

A fox and magpies? I thought I was reading about Norfolk for a minute there.

Caitlin said...

I know! It makes me feel at home.

Moyra said...

Aww poor fox. Magpies are nasty. I love his bushy tail!

Dave said...

I'm back now, so you can start writing proper blog-posts again.

Caitlin said...

Ok Dave, will do.