Speaking of Wild Animals....

Yesterday a fox spent the better part of the morning napping in the backyard. I was printing out a big job for an editor and kept squinting out the window trying to figure out what was under the trees. S/he was the same color as the pine needles, but something didn't look right. Finally I got the binocs, then the DV camera. Here's a picture:

Here's a short clip from the video I shot. (1.2 MB)

I have about a half hour on tape. It's a little blurry 'cuz it's a digital zoom, zoomed in all the way, and the autofocus was having trouble deciding what to focus on. After s/he got up the fox marked all over the place (pee and poo, to use more technical terms), wandered around the yard, then seemed to pick up something, carry it back to the trees and do a scent roll on it. If I have time tomorrow I'll upload that video as well.

No domestic animals were harmed in the making of this video. Except Ratty Cat kept jumping up on the windowsill and blocking the camera while I was taping. But he didn't get hurt, he was just annoying.