An early morning encounter

We had an early start this morning. At 5.45 am Mummy took me out for a walk around the block before we started our journey to Heathrow.  The street lamps were still on and the skies were dar when all of a sudden I sensed another four-legged creature lurking.  Mummy didn’t know what I had seen or sensed.  She was curious and followed my lead.  And as we walked down the very familiar street we saw a fox!

It stopped to look at us. We stood still for a moment. Mummy wasn’t sure what to do but she was curious. And so was I. We decided to walk slowly towards it. It walked away from us briefly and then stopped and looked at us again.

Mummy tried to get close enough to take a photo but it soon slinked its way between the cars. And disappeared!

You can barely see it in this picture.img_6903I was so distracted I forgot why we were out at that time of the morning and then the taxi arrived. Oops!

May’s comment: Have heard about them being in friend’s back gardens and sometimes the trash left out by the road side is often emptied overnight. These nocturnal creatures, an estimated 10,000 of them live amongst Londoners without us seeing them.

He was just a fleeting apparition – one of the thousands of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) to haunt the streets of London.

Have to say it was pretty special catching sight of one.





  1. Jill Keiser

    It’s hard to believe there are 10,000 foxes roaming around London!

  2. Laura Cordovano

    The foxes have figured out the city is the safest place for them. Otherwise they are hunted and chased by teams of dogs and people on horseback!

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