On the drive to work today, as I approached the culvert which separates our property from that of our neighbors I spooked a Mama fox and her two kits. I tried for a picture but they were just too fast for me. It was lovely to see them but a conversation with one of our neighbors came to mind, specifically, "fox got 'em". Which he told me in reference to another neighbors chickens. I said a prayer of safety for my little brood.
How delightful to see these fox babies on a beautiful late spring morning...but seeing them also brings anxiety: "fox got 'em".
So I have tried to rest in the knowledge that my chicks are covered with a prayer for their safety and that God gave us the wisdom to bury a foot of hardware cloth all around their pen to keep predators from digging under the enclosure!
I also thought I should start a log of wildlife sightings each day. So today's entry would be:
Numerous Ground Squirrels
Mama fox and her two kits
How did you deal with your little foxes today?