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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Things that go munch in the night

We'd known for some time that we had a fox visiting our garden in the night.

He first came to our attention last December when he appeared a couple of time at dusk, helping himself to the crispies put out for the birds - "crispies" being the bits of batter that break off when you deep-fry fish. They are skimmed off and discarded, but our local chippie is good enough to save bags of them for us.

When we told them about our latest diner they started putting in the odd piece of fish and battered sausage - bits that had sat too long under the warmer - and these we left out for Foxy after dark. They were usually all gone by about 2 in the morning.

Naturally, the staff at the chippie hoped we'd have pictures... So we decided to treat ourselves to a trail camera, and were lucky enough to have success straight away.

That's a great lump of battered cod in his mouth. :-)

Yes, we'd known about the fox.

What we hadn't known about was this guy:

A European Badger - generally more placid than his North American cousin (unless threatened, then watch out!) and quite willing to visit peoples' gardens if food is on offer.

Chuffed to bits we were! We now put peanuts out as well as fish. Boy, does he love peanuts!

Here's a few more nice photos:

Peanuts! Nom, nom, nom...

What is that light?

Ah, and this is Blue, our outdoor cat. We get lots of shots of him and his little feline friends.

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  • At 06 March, 2011 20:52, Blogger Sus said…

    You have quite the menagerie! Great shots from your camera, too! Is your fox red or grey? Funny -- at our biggest fish chain, the 'crispies' are served with the fish and are highly prized by kids!

  • At 07 March, 2011 12:34, Blogger jmk said…

    Hi Sus,

    Foxy is red. There's a pair, I've seen them on waste ground not far from here, but so far we're not sure if we're getting one or both of them visiting.

    Some people ask for the crispies here, too - especially nice as they fry with beef dripping!


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