I just managed to get this very grainy picture of a fox that appeared, nosing around my pond. I have a sneaking suspicion that it might have been a fox that had my frogspawn last year, as there was a bit of disturbance on “the beach“, which is the shallow, pebbly part that lets the frogs get in and out easily.
I’ve decided that this year I’m going to protect my frogspawn with chicken wire, see if that helps. It may be the newts that eat the frogspawn, but I’ve seen no sign of newts nor of newt spawn.
This old fox looked a bit mangey. His tail was a short pointy stump, most of the hair having flallen out. His fur was blotchy too. I know there are foxes around. I saw one of the run of with one of the chickens that we brought with us. We dicided that this wasn’t the best place to have chickens.. I do miss having them. Chickens are great listeners!
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