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Old Jun 21, 2005, 1:21 AM   #1
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Meet my Highway Fox. I've encountered him a total of 3 times now, tonight being the 3rd. He pops up now and then, just like a hobo, wandering the ditches in quest of a meal. If you wish to hear the whole story then visit the link under the photos. For now, here is a sampling:

First shutter tonight

Breaking into a run

He paused and visited the crops nearby, probably looking for a mouse

I call him the Highway Fox for good reason:

So long, old friend, until next time

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 2:13 AM   #2
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Ignoring your obvious photographic skill, you have an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time! Nice series! I always look forward to your next post.

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 5:30 AM   #3
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Great set of photos Norm. Whenever I spot a fox, they seem to be in a hurry to get
somewhere so the most I get is a fleeting glimpse of them.
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 9:47 AM   #4
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great shots, They look slightly larger than the ones around here. Over here the saying is "the only fox is a dead one" unfortunately they do serious damage to our wildlife and are not native to our country, some silly Englishman brought them in for fox hunting many many years ago and they have caused havoc ever since. I have to admit that they are a nice looking animal though, it's a pity I only see them as road kill most of the time.
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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I love the one where he's running. Awesome! All excellent, though.
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 12:42 PM   #6
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Nicely done. I really like that second shot.
I've only seen wild fox a few times, and this one looks slightly different.

Not only is it the skinniest one I've seen, the body its self is very small. It also looks a bit taller than the foxes we get down here. Also, that head looks thinner. That first shot shows it well.

I'm trying to think if I know any animal experts that I could send these to. This just different enough that I wonder how much separation there is between a Canadian and US fox.

Ok, I have an inquisitive nature (if you all haven't guessed)... but I bet Norm is used to that from work (at least I hope so!)

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 1:34 PM   #7
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Hi Normcar,

Your skills at photographing birds clearlycarry over into other wildlife!

You have truly showcased how beautifulaFox really is.Ireally likeyour sequence of photos, especially the two crossing the street.I like the squinty look of determination , or maybe irritationof the second shot on the road. A neat moment stopped in time.

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 2:21 PM   #8
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Hi Norm - Excellent series, I like the glint in his eye in No.3, all sorts of mischief going on in thathead of his, and the DOF is totally perfect in the First highway shot, much better than any National Geographic shot could be [when are they going to employ your skills???]

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 3:09 PM   #9
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Thanks you all for your extremely nice comments and compliments. Glad you liked my little Highway Fox, as I now consider him to be an official next-of-kinafter meeting up with him 3 times. I hope to post more of him and some of him appearing just a touch less skinny and ragged, although that look is quite attractive in it's own way.

Alady - are you settlers andthe English still not getting along? :-) Although, if I ever saw anyone riding a horse, weapon in hand,towards this fox, English or not, I'd be practicing my shotput skills with an oversized, stale English muffin :lolNo problem, my relatives were Scottish)
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 4:12 PM   #10
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Norm, you're just an astounding photographer as your pictures prove!!! and you have a great sense of humor too!!!

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