Just now major noise and mayhem in the back-forty that sounded like animal murder. Screeches that were not pleasant. I knew something was getting killed but didn’t recognize the noise.
I ran to the back door and looked out over the fields and saw two huge red fox RUNNING like crazy, running so fast they were leaping. Running toward the house out of the fields. Then running down the driveway out to the road.
Both fox had long legs with black paws like this (not my photo, from Google search).
If they were the ones running away, were they then the ones targeted and the ones screeching? Would something larger like a coyote or hawk go after fox??
The two running seemed fine but I wonder if they were mom and dad in a den with fox babies who were killed?
I haven’t seen these fox for a few years so I guess as it’s a good thing to see them back. I like the regular food chain around me. I see hawk and deer and coyote. Many years a band of wild turkeys. Today something pounced.
Nature at work.