He's looking right at you. As red as his fur is and as big as his ears are, I'm surprised he doesn't stick out a little better.

Train Images

I've circled him in red in the photo below (look to the left!)

Train Images

I was taking photo after photo of this red fox last weekend and could barely see him in every shot. Instead of deleting the pictures, I thought it'd be fun to play a little 'Where's Waldo', Forest Ranger Train style.

They're always given a bad rap in children's stories and in figures of speech. 'Giving the fox the key to the hen house', 'Crazy like a fox' etc.

Sure they're given credit for being clever, but there's always an evil undertone.

We had chickens when I was very young and I don't remember any fox invasions, with or without a key.

For the most part, foxes kill and eat rodents. From what I've seen rats, mice, voles and moles make up most of their diet and I lose no sleep knowing that those four creatures are being hunted at all hours of the day and night.

I didn't realize that the red fox can be found from North Africa to Northeast Russia, all the way back to Gonic and is native to all those areas.

It's also doing quite well in Southern Australia but was introduced there unnaturally and is seen as an invasive species.

I'm happy to report that this one found something for lunch shortly after the photo was taken, after hours of painstakingly hunting the entire field.