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[personal profile] rydra_wong posting in [community profile] common_nature
So yesterday I was waiting to cross a street in the middle of the day and I glanced at the person standing next to me and they were a fox.

We crossed the road and I fumbled for my phone and started following them ...

A fox walking down a London street in daylight.

This was at walking pace; they didn't seem especially perturbed by me or any of the other people on the street.

I thought I'd lost them at one point, turned down a side-street to head back towards my original destination, and found they'd chosen the same side-street.

They inspected the front entryways of various houses, possibly looking for full rubbish-bins:

Fox peering into the entryway of a house.

I caught up with them at the gate to a communal garden on an estate:

Fox at the gate to a communal garden, looking at the camera.

As you can see, they noticed me and I think didn't especially want me getting too close, but weren't too worried either, and certainly had an awareness that HUMAN CANNOT SQUEEZE THROUGH LOCKED GATE:

Fox at the gate to a communal garden.

Last photo taken with an arm through the railings:

Fox roaming on the lawn of a communal garden.

Date: 2017-09-21 11:19 am (UTC)
shapinglight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shapinglight
London foxes do seem pretty chilled. Great photos.

Date: 2017-09-21 12:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mybeautifulwars

Date: 2017-09-21 12:20 pm (UTC)
shirebound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirebound
Oh my, what an adventure! I hope he/she found a tasty supper somewhere. These are the times when we're SO glad to have a camera with us.

Date: 2017-09-21 12:40 pm (UTC)
iddewes: (london)
From: [personal profile] iddewes
Ha ha yeah urban foxes in London generally aren't too bothered. ;) In a London Facebook group I am in one guy got a photo of one chewing at his trouser leg while he was sitting rather pissed at a bus stop. I think he had woken up to that! I miss them now I live in Germany, there don't seem to be so many around here and Germans usually seem really impressed when I say I saw loads of foxes when I lived in London.

Date: 2017-09-21 02:32 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Fox! :o

Date: 2017-09-21 02:51 pm (UTC)
cyprinella: goat standing in front of a banner reading "DOOM" (goat doom)
From: [personal profile] cyprinella
And in my community in the states, the local facebook group freaks the hell out when they see a fox during the day. "Should we call animal control??!?"

Date: 2017-09-21 04:21 pm (UTC)
transposable_element: (Default)
From: [personal profile] transposable_element
And raccoons. Although opossums and raccoons are primarily nocturnal.

Date: 2017-09-21 04:29 pm (UTC)
cyprinella: Two freaked out grey cats look down from above (freaked cats)
From: [personal profile] cyprinella
Depends on the location. Red and grey foxes used to be much more of a thing before coyotes moved east (and we have both in my area now). But mostly it's a factor of suburbanites moving into a neighborhood that borders a large wetlands preserve and then freaking out when there's wildlife on their property. Now granted, we also have to deal with rabies and one of the symptoms is nocturnal animals out during daylight hours. However, none of these folks seem to realize that foxes aren't exclusively nocturnal. Thus the freak outs. I spend a lot of time linking to area government resources on "no, the fox can be out during the day. Don't call animal control."

Date: 2017-09-21 07:21 pm (UTC)
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
Ah what a cutie!!!

Date: 2017-09-22 05:45 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: SamDeanTogetherApart-savedean (SPN-SamDeanTogetherApart-savedean)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
This is what amuses me the most, the notion of animal denizens of the city learning traffic signals!

Date: 2017-09-22 05:18 pm (UTC)
manuleanders: (Default)
From: [personal profile] manuleanders
It looks a bit like a fox!ADIML. Great photos.

Date: 2017-09-23 01:44 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Default)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
How delightful! Great photo essay XD

Date: 2017-09-24 07:04 pm (UTC)
lavendertook: (stargazing kitties)
From: [personal profile] lavendertook
What a great first line! Such cool little fox.

Date: 2017-09-25 06:34 pm (UTC)
turlough: otter with camera ((other) photography)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Wow, what a fantastic series of pics! It must have been so cool to watch them going about their business in plain daylight like that.

Date: 2017-09-29 11:22 am (UTC)
realpestilence: m&s by lit_gal (Default)
From: [personal profile] realpestilence
I saw a photo of a London fox in line at a bank teller machine. People just lined up behind it like "well, the fox was here first". I'm not sure what the fox thought it was there for.

Date: 2017-10-01 04:27 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
That is utterly delightful!


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