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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 14th September, 2017)


Fox hunting squirrels at Pennington Flash.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 300mm F/4 AF-S)
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Comment by: Mick on 14th September 2017 at 00:02

It looks like its got a bad foot

Comment by: Maureen on 14th September 2017 at 08:44

What a beautiful animal..and yes he does look like he's got a bad foot, it looks like it's been taken off, probably in a trap..poor thing.

Comment by: Anne on 14th September 2017 at 09:09

The claws are showing, I think it has drawn them well in whilst stalking. It's going to have to be a "quick brown fox" in order to catch a squirrel.
Lovely picture as usual.

Comment by: Roy on 14th September 2017 at 10:08

Foxes have four claws, two at the front which can be seen on ths photo and one to either side of its paw which cant be seen, even when the photo is magnified. A brilliant shot of a beautiful, but sometimes destructive animal.

Comment by: jjf on 14th September 2017 at 10:14

Your right Maureen a beautiful animal and an out standing photo, well done Dave

Comment by: Maureen on 14th September 2017 at 10:46

Thanks for that info Roy..on a further note,his/ her tail is magnificent isn't it.
PS where are my manners,thank you Dave for a lovely shot of a beautiful creature.

Comment by: Cyril on 14th September 2017 at 12:48

Rather see a fox fur or a trophy head on a live animal anyday, one was watching Ollie and me having a walk the other night, thanks for sharing Oy.

Remember those awful fox stoles older women once wore, they always stunk strongly of camphor mothballs.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th September 2017 at 14:19

The only live fox I ever saw was when Tom Whalley had the pet shop on Millgate ..one of his workers was walking up Millgate,and I could see this little head peeping out from inside her coat..she had it wrapped up against the cold probably..I walked up to her and just said "aw can I stroke it" before I knew that it was a young fox, she said she didn't know why it hadn't bitten me..it was just beautiful,

Comment by: Mick on 14th September 2017 at 15:22

It would have been terrified of you Maureen, poor little fox I bet it didnt last long after that encounter.

Comment by: Sonia on 14th September 2017 at 16:55

A fox rushed very quickly into nearby hedges a couple of weeks ago when I was picking blackberries, only got a fleeting glance. They are very beautiful animals but as you say.Mick, when are you going to learn some manners?No need for your snide comments.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th September 2017 at 17:00

I pray I never meet you ..it could be a nasty encounter tricky Micky.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th September 2017 at 17:02

Micky..I have to say,you have had a few go's at me..can you be a man and tell me why.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th September 2017 at 17:08

Thank you Sonia, he is a very snide person.I won't say man,he's very brave behind a screen..I'll be having a word with someone shortly about IT.

Comment by: Lynne on 14th September 2017 at 17:22

MIck's just a "troll" Best just to ignore his comments and not take them to heart.

Comment by: Broady on 14th September 2017 at 17:27

They look at their best when leaving the hen house with tens of dead hens left behind.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th September 2017 at 17:54

Lynne about three years ago someone on guestbook wanted some info,I've forgotten what about now,but I found the information on 'Album' and told them how to get there..you've never heard anything like it afterwards..he completely lost it..he put my Email address on there how he got that I'll never know..and he's plagued me ever since..I do know that he's hungry for attention.probably got none as a child..he never replies when challenged so it proves its attention seeking..you'd think he'd grown out of that by now wouldn't you...he just rides a bike with a camera in his hand..thank you anyway.

Comment by: Maurice on 14th September 2017 at 18:37

A great view of the Fox,the eyes are the best part,and the tail is a beaut.

Comment by: Pat McC on 14th September 2017 at 18:50

A lovely photograph Dave, the fox's coat and 'brush' is beautiful. Like all predators it has its ugly side - but then we humans also have a predatory side to us, unfortunately.

I remember as a child going to chapel and the lady sitting in the pew in front had a fox stole - it was slung across her shoulder and the fox's eyes were staring straight at my sister and I!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 14th September 2017 at 19:53

As a kid, I remember rooting through the wardrobe and finding one of these fox fur stoles. My older sister worked as a seamstress at Coops in Wigan at the time, so I got her to cut the head and legs off the thing, and make it into a Davy Crockett hat for me. It was a belter. It might have been even more impressive had she left the head and legs attached.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 14th September 2017 at 20:12

Cheers folks :)

Comment by: Ken R on 14th September 2017 at 20:50

Ladies: I have looked at Mick's remarks and I can not find a problem with them, what he has said is perfectly true.

Comment by: Susan on 15th September 2017 at 08:04

Ken R,another idiot.

Comment by: Sonia on 15th September 2017 at 10:00

Yes, Ken R you must go around with your eyes wide shut !As for Mick,he is just a sad bully Maureen.We all know foxes have a destructive streak, but that is an instinct, like cats killing birds, it is how nature works.

Comment by: Maureen on 15th September 2017 at 10:55

Thank you for your support Sonia..Mick has always been a sad person..who doesn't like animals of any kind never mind people..and of course foxes kill ..but the biggest killer is man and always will be,there are people fleeing from Myannmar and they're are being mowed down as they run..how cruel is that and they aren't doing it to survive...as for Micks ridiculous comment,I heard the little fox went on to be released ..so much for upsetting it...good job it didn't see the idiots face...I won't be coming on here any more..he's a bit of a stalker..and again thank you.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th September 2017 at 13:34

I sincerely hope you do come on here Maureen - that would mean Mickey Mouth had won - I am sure you are made of more stoical stuff than that!

Comment by: Maureen on 15th September 2017 at 14:29

Of course you're right Veronica..lets see how long it is before he starts to follow me again..watch this space.lol what I don't understand is the fact when he's been bad mouthing in the past,he's always called me 'our Maureen' how weird is that. Thanks for that Veronica.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th September 2017 at 15:20

He 'likes' you really Maureen ! He just has a
strange way of showing it.......: o))
Once again he is the centre of attention!!!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 15th September 2017 at 17:02

Yes Maureen, Veronica is absolutely right.Don't let the b......s get you down, we enjoy your comments.

Comment by: Julie on 15th September 2017 at 18:28

Maureen, I also hope you will think again.

We have lost Giovanni, who the grey suits drove out , simply because he was too much out of the format . It would be a great loss to WW , if someone , who shows enormous warmth , should even consider because of someone like Mick. Take him on Maureen, don't run.

Within WW there is comfort zone of people who are face value and those who are not.
You Maureen are the former... as your comments clearly show.. Mick, by nature,
will come again, run it off.. but stay!

Comment by: Maureen on 15th September 2017 at 20:28

Thank you Veronica ,Julie and Elizabeth..you don't know how much you've all cheered me up..it really got me down,as I say not for the first time..I'll ignore him in future..you're all great .x

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