A recent visit by family gave me a rare opportunity to go for a good walk in the nearby countryside. 

It was a hot day so I opted for a largely wooded route, although the path skirts around fields at times, offering fine views over the valley. 

I hardly saw another soul on the walk with it being a weekday afternoon but I did have a chance encounter with someone quite unexpected: a fox.

Not your bedraggled urban fox, this. A fine specimen and given the hour quite possibly a vixen hunting for food for its young. 

I watched as the fox pounced on a patch of shrubs, presumably containing some tasty morsel. It continued walking on the path towards me for a while before slinking off into the safety of the woods. A memorable sighting on a calming country walk. 

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4 thoughts on “Sunday photo: daytime hunter 

  • 21 June 2015 at 9:45 am
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    What an amazing photo opportunity, thanks for sharing #mysundayphoto

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  • 21 June 2015 at 9:47 am
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    You’re brave taking a photo of the fox – I would have legged it haha! #weekendbloghop
    Sabrina x

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  • 21 June 2015 at 3:26 pm
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    He looks like a kind of sort of friendly fox, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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