city girl vs. the fox

May 16, 2011 , In: mike, Waco , With: One Comment

so, when I moved from the suburbs of houston to waco, it was a bit of a culture shock for me, waco is MUCH smaller than houston, but I eventually got used to it.  then mike moved me out to the country complete with snakes, mice, and country bugs, but again I got used to it.  then we moved out to where we live now, where we are out on about an acre with 10 acres behind us, but nothing could have prepared me for what we saw last night. 

let me set this up for you: a few weeks ago we noticed where something had dug a hole under the concrete around our pool and we thought we had an armadillo.  we’ve been talking about it and trying to think of the best thing to do about it.  meanwhile, on saturday when I came home I saw two furry heads (it looked like maybe two cats) peek up from about the same area.  when I went over to investigate, I could not find them, so I just thought it was some figment of my imagination (mike and the boys were gone camping and I didn’t want to freak myself out).

then last night (sunday night), mike calls me into the living room and says to bring my camera.  I immediately come, camera in hand, and find him looking into the back yard.  there is some sort of animal in our backyard (after taking pictures and posting them on twitter and facebook, we found out it was a grey fox).  later the momma fox came out again with about 3 or 4 kits, but it was too dark to get a good picture.  needless to say we are working on a humane way to get them out of our yard and taking suggestions.

by the way, after being here for almost 11 1/2 years, I LOVE waco and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

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    It's great that you've come to love waco. I would always choose places like waco compared to the big cities if only I could. And, I haven't seen a grey fox yet. It was a good thing you found them in your backyard.

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