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Old as I am, I learned something this past week that I was really surprised to learn.....foxes sometimes sleep in trees. The tree in this photo is a "Live Oak" and the main trunk was growing at about a 60 degree angle, making it possible for the fox in the photo to climb it (I suppose). The Fox is about 10 meters (distance straight up) from the ground. Enlarge the photo if you have trouble seeing the Fox.
I shot the photo with my cell phone camera (only one I had with me), so it wasn't as sharp as I like. I sharpened the photo and framed it using Picasa3.
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Nov 24 2012 21:38 GMT linnywv PRO
I never knew that!! What a catch!
Nov 24 2012 21:42 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Linny. Don't know why I looked up at that particular time and saw this pretty animal. I think I must have been admiring the sprawling branches of the tree.
Nov 24 2012 21:57 GMT Jakeobean
Larry....that's an amazing discovery......I didn't know fox would sleep in trees but I did see a fox eating corn out of a dish.....I always thought they were meat eaters.....
Nov 24 2012 22:11 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Jake. I know dogs like corn, but I never thought of a Fox eating it. Hope you and Linny had a nice Thanksgiving weekend.
Nov 24 2012 23:14 GMT julie13
Rare photography opportunity. Brilliant capture :)
Nov 25 2012 09:45 GMT bandsix
Makes you feel good to get a shot like this, I think...a rare privilege:))
Nov 25 2012 09:52 GMT skyball
Certainly a lucky catch there Larry!!..and after seeing this i have just learned something even as old as i am!!:-))....
Nov 25 2012 09:54 GMT bandsix
Nov 25 2012 13:56 GMT Jakeobean
Larry...we had a marvelous Thanksgiving, thank you for asking.....we had friends over for dinner.....Lin did an outstanding job with the food.....
Nov 25 2012 23:50 GMT fhelsing PRO
What a nice find!
Nov 26 2012 15:51 GMT wijnie58
Great find..!!
Nov 27 2012 02:33 GMT gtc126
FANTASTIC CAPTURE LARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 28 2012 03:32 GMT potterjo
Cool find.
Nov 28 2012 14:38 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks for that link Barbara. I wonder what the concern is about foxes other than that they often have rabies. Well, there is the pet threat thing! England is known for its fox hunting with dogs in my part of the world. I've never heard of a fox hunt in the U.S.
Nov 28 2012 14:38 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Julie
Nov 28 2012 14:39 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Geoff.
Nov 28 2012 14:40 GMT larrybenedict
It was for me Fleur. A real surprise.
Nov 28 2012 14:41 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Wijnie
Nov 28 2012 14:42 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Glenn
Nov 28 2012 15:03 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Amazing catch, Larry. What the photo lacks in clarity, it makes up for in rarity value!
We used to have foxes visiting the garden, but our cats seem to have scared them away. Two friends regularly feed their foxes though.
Nov 28 2012 19:12 GMT HMBPA PRO
We have foxes in our area, but I've never seen them sleeping up a tree. I learn something new every day. :-)
Nov 29 2012 15:02 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. I'm always on the lookout for something I can shoot and post on FT.
Nov 29 2012 15:05 GMT larrybenedict
Harvey........Whenever you see a tree truck that isn't growing straight up, but rather a steep slant...look up! Never know what you might discover. Lots of "Live Oak" trees where I live, so I got lucky with a discovery.
Nov 29 2012 15:56 GMT bandsix
Fox hunting is supposed to be banned now...but I'm sure it still goes on....cruel and totally unnecessary .....
Nov 30 2012 16:13 GMT senna3
Fantastic capture!
Dec 01 2012 05:13 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Peter
Dec 02 2012 07:20 GMT sini
Well spotted!:)
Dec 05 2012 12:11 GMT junne PRO
that is a first for me, and i admire the shot with a cell phone. we have come a long way brother.
Dec 05 2012 13:22 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks G√ľnter. Yes we have (cell phone cameras), and from what I hear, Samsung smart phones can fire off 4 shots/second with no shutter lag.....Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note. I'm still using my old Droid X for most everything except Fotothing.
Dec 05 2012 14:07 GMT marijke06
that's a great find!
Dec 12 2012 15:17 GMT saffi9
well spotted now i ve learnt something too
Dec 13 2012 17:01 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Dave
Dec 21 2012 08:25 GMT mbz
superb shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 21 2012 20:50 GMT Pea2007
Amazing capture Larry.
Dec 21 2012 21:43 GMT Bellavista
that's interesting and new for me Larry, I have never seen a fox on a tree!!
Great shot, and nice edited!
Dec 22 2012 03:52 GMT larrybenedict
Bea, I am always excited to learn something new and 'the fox in the tree' was a really nice find for me.
Dec 22 2012 03:52 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Peter.
Dec 22 2012 16:32 GMT Cronos1
A great surprise for me too ! How she (or he?) did to climb there ?!
Great capture !
I wish you Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year !
Dec 22 2012 23:09 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Dony. The tree was growing not straight up, but at an incline. This is how the fox climbed the tree.
Dec 23 2012 00:31 GMT annieann PRO
love it larry , happy christmas xx
Dec 23 2012 18:58 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Annie
Dec 24 2012 03:50 GMT hallo
This must be a big fox...good you didn't wake him up :)
Dec 24 2012 16:19 GMT mamontof
WOW , unique catch
Dec 25 2012 12:27 GMT StavrosMoforis
Great catch, Larry! I never knew, either!
Merry Christmas to you and your love ones!
Dec 25 2012 15:53 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Stavros.........Hope your holidays are wonderful.
Dec 30 2012 15:59 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Hunju