Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Miracles Can Be a Matter of Perspective

I previously posted Christmas Eve Miracle noting that the Habitat’s signature fox had been again observed and not fallen as road kill. As has become tradition, Dot spotted him again, this time in his normal seat in the bush (first photo). Note that in this photo the top of the bird bath is in the direct line of sight from the fox’s position.
After a few photos from the back porch, I took up position in the upstairs window. It was a great morning with cardinals, blue jays, wrens, the downy and red-bellied woodpeckers, and even the dirty, ugly European starlings.

Then, this adventurous squirrel paid a visit and took up a seat at the bird bath for a drink. Within, a matter of seconds, the fox was standing and charging up the small hill; the fox easily captured the somewhat sluggish squirrel and walked briskly back down into the brush. I managed to get these two photos of fox with the prey in his mouth.

I previously posted numerous stories (Squirrel for Breakfast, The Patient Fox, No Squirrel for Breakfast) about the fox chasing the squirrels. While several of us had seen the fox walking with a squirrel in his mouth, none of us had actually seen the complete pursuit, capture, and departure.
I guess that miracles can be a matter of perspective, as well as position in the food chain. Posted by Picasa

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