I have decided that one of the only good things about winter is the way it makes you appreciate summer even more! I love thick winter woollies, but there comes a time (usually about now) when all I want is to wander around a summer meadow in a t-shirt and shorts, at eight in the evening, and not be cold. On 23rd August 2006 that’s exactly what I was doing – watching fox cubs!
I love the long summer evenings. My favourite time is just as the sun is going down. The birds are having their last sing-song from the top of the trees and the animals of the night are waking up and savouring the last rays of the setting sun. On this particular evening I was out looking for badgers, but as is so often the case, I didn’t find badgers but did find these two fox cubs playing.
I’m afraid I was quite a distance away from them, and I was so worried that I would scare them that I didn’t dare try to get too close. These two are obviously practising their play fighting, and I was to see them several more times as the year progressed. One was much more dominant, however the other was very laid back and a lot easier to get close to.
That evening I practically skipped home with an enormous grin on my face.
The photograph was taken from the video above. Both were taken by me.