Haunted by foxes!

I encountered it in a Bed and Breakfast in Pitlochry – the look of pure absolute evil. Its eyes were attached to a head that had been wrenched off its shoulders and then had a  hapless duck stuck between its jaws.

Stare of Death

I have never been freaked out by a stuffed animal so much in my puff.

I happen to like foxes as well.

Over the last several years my neighbor has been feeding  a fox and then its cubs. during the day the fox will lounge about outside his house  waiting for him to come home from work. If he is late  the fox will stare in at the window. It is totally unfazed by people passing by and has little fear of cars. We watched it grow a huge growth however it seemed to survive and now on a winters night we see two of its cubs out dancing around as well. Obviously we do not have any chickens or we would be freaking out.

During the summer I was driving along a new stretch of Motorway and witnessed something that has strangely stayed with me for the last few months. It was a baking hot day and the motorway was its usual busy self when in the distance I noticed something in the middle lane. It was coming up pretty quick as I was doing around 70 however the image has stayed with me and I think about it whenever I see a fox. There, sitting in the middle lane was a fox. I say sitting however the best description would be sprawled as its legs and lower body were at the wrong angle, also there was a large patch of red on the road which I suspect were a lot of its intestines. The fox was still alive and did not appear to be in any distress. It was sitting watching the cars coming towards it and then veering out the way as the drivers realised what it was. Of course nobody wanted to hit the fox as it may damage their car however I kind of wished someone would so that any suffering it was in would be over. For a few miles I tried to find the phone number of the RSPCA however it was damn near impossible for some reason, the memory of which has left me.

So the image of the fox sitting serenely watching the cars driving around it waiting for its death on a lovely summers day has haunted me for the last few m


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  1. mike · December 17, 2012

    Man, things have become pretty beasty around here in recent times, what with your creepy photo posts and images of half-foxes in my mind… Has Halloween lingered on a bit in your fishing-deprived mind?

  2. flyfishingprof · December 17, 2012

    I was wondering the same thing Mike. Someone take the boy fishing, please!

  3. Alistair · December 17, 2012

    Do you recognize the fox Mike?

  4. Mike · December 17, 2012

    How can I forget it…? That was a creepy B&B…