|Vermilon River Canada Geese|
Boom and I had just sat down for a rest when this sequence occurred. The protagonists were Reynard the Fox and Goosey Gander. There is no wind, but Boom and the fox were well aware of each other.
|Who's That and Especially That Big Dog.|
|Out On The Ice|
|Watch Your Step|
|Really Close Now|
|Just On The Other Side Of the Rock Island|
The whole sequence speaks for itself. I read in another wild life blog that young eagles suffer a 40% mortality rate. It has been my experience, no scientific proof, that geese parents have 5 goslings, but by the end of the of the season only 3 remain. A 40% mortality rate. So he,and other predators,are not always unlucky.
|What Do You Think He's Saying? |
A Post to WBW @ http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/
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wow. deadly to geese but absolutely gorgeous too. we don't see fox here. too many coyotes i guess.ReplyDelete
Excellent sequence Gary.ReplyDelete
Awesome series of photos!ReplyDelete
It's a stunning series!ReplyDelete
Fascinating. The fox is gorgeous! Well, the geese are, too, but that fox is really gorgeous!ReplyDelete
The Red Fox gives you good sightings, especially where he's got something else on his mind. Brilliant photos.ReplyDelete
A lovely series of images Gary. I had a similar experience and posted in January (you may or may not recall) but your Fox is a beauty in comparison. Brilliant nature to witness.ReplyDelete
This is certainly one of your most brilliant sequences. As you say, it speaks for itself. Strangely, I found myself pulling for the fox! Your positioning on this bright day was perfect. It doesn't get much better than this!
Wow you were lucky to see that! He looks a bit embarrassed in the last shot, like he feels silly the whole thing was caught on camera and he didn't come out of it with a goose.ReplyDelete
Great catch Gary, love those 'out of the blue shots' makes your day, doesn't it!!ReplyDelete
A great series of photos and all part of the natural order of things. However, foxes were introduced into Australia in the early years and are now such a problem to our native wildlife.ReplyDelete
What a great series of pictures. Great work capturing all of that.ReplyDelete
Wonderfully captured sequence! That fox is beautiful. I guess he'll eat another day!ReplyDelete
Marvelous captures Gary. What a beautiful Fox!ReplyDelete
Oh to be at the right place at the right time! Great sequence of shots. I love the second shot of the fox where he seems to be licking his chops in anticipation.ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos! He is really one healthy fellow!ReplyDelete
A great sequence!ReplyDelete
I've seen a fox only twice in the wild in my life. What a wonderful experience for you.
What he says?ReplyDelete
Wonderful series (even though I am glad I saw no blood bath :P)
Probably d*&n, I missed lunch ;>)....ReplyDelete
Beautiful series Gary. Our youngest kids (in Colorado) have red foxes in the field and greenbelt next to their house. We can sit and watch them for hours.
Amazing pictures of the fox. He's really pretty. I don't even know if we have them here in central Florida. Great story!ReplyDelete
Hi Gary What a stunning sequence. I really love the first shot showing the great motion. I found a large red stain and a rabbit foot by the pond Monday. I am not sure if it was a dog or a coyote but as you say there is both life and death even in the most beautiful settings.ReplyDelete
What a series!!! That fox is a beauty for sure--you did an excellent job of capturing this exciting behavior!ReplyDelete
Gary, I'm glad you and Boomer stopped to rest at this spot. The Foxes here are super shy. Very impressive captures!ReplyDelete
Fantastic! I just love these! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!ReplyDelete
The fox really ROCKS! Unbelievable captures,Garry!ReplyDelete
WOW is all I can say! So magical! :)ReplyDelete
Rcel with Our WORLD of Wintry Spring entry! See you! :)
Great set of images - nature red in tooth and claw and all that.ReplyDelete
Found some foxes on a recent trip away - but unlike yours the ones I found were dead. You can read my reactions to this in my most recent post in my "other" blog at
Cheers - Stewart M - Australia
Cool shots of the fox and the geese. What a neat sighting.ReplyDelete
Thanks for comments. A great set of images you are giving us.ReplyDelete
Have a nice easter.
How exciting story! But what did the Boomer say?ReplyDelete
Oh wow! Did he get a gosling then?ReplyDelete
Great series, Gary, animal behavior at its most basic. I think foxes beautiful creatures but have rarely seen them.ReplyDelete
Great series Gary. I love that first shot of the fox, running from the camera. Can feel the sense of power.ReplyDelete
The red fox is gorgeous! Great spotting and captures.ReplyDelete
He's gorgeous, love his shiny coat! Beautiful series!ReplyDelete
Superb sequence Gary. Would love to see a Fox that well.ReplyDelete
Excellent series of the fox and the geese Gary! I think that fox doesn't miss many meals, he's in beautiful shape. Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots. What a healthy looking Fox! Great to see.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful nature sequence you got!! And these foxes really tries everything to get some snack ;-) I see you still have ice and snow.... I promise I will not complain about the weather anymore ;-)
Wonderful photos! The sequence tells it all.ReplyDelete