|Photo from U.S. Fish & Game service|
My lane was quiet and dark except for porch lights. I spotted movement in the yard directly across from my house. At first I thought it might be a cat, but then the thick luxuriant tail was revealed at the end of a lean and dainty body.
The fox sat down in a driveway, back lit by a porch light. He kicked back and scratched an ear. My dog barked at him through the window. He looked at us nonchalantly as if to say "Yeah, I know you're there." I admired him for a few moments until he trotted off into the neighbor's backyard. When he went under the light I saw his brilliant red coat. He was beautiful and had a jaunty attitude just like a fox in a cartoon. Mr. Fox was a delight to see. I wonder if I'll be able to sneak a peek at him again this year. He just might let me. We had a nice and proper introduction last night.