The kitchen window of my house, located in the foothills of Colorado, faces my backyard, where I have enjoyed seeing many deer, rabbits and birds. One early evening, however, I saw a different animal from my window, one who had decided to take a nap on my lawn--a Red Fox! He may have been patiently waiting for a mother rabbit to come back to uncover her nest of babies, as I saw very young baby rabbits in this location a few times. He must have heard my camera clicking photos, as his ears went up and he kept twisting positions and looking up. From his size, I'd say he was an older adolescent fox, hunting on his own. ( All photos and photo collages will enlarge for easier viewing if clicked on.)
After a short time he stood up, still looking around. Possibly hearing me at my window? I was only about four feet away from him.
Finally, he gave a very big yawn--just look at his sharp teeth....
...and ran off very quickly!
This is how I've always seen fox in this area before--running to and fro very speedily.They don't usually stay very long and mostly can be seen early morning or early evening. I'm sure they also hunt at night. It was certainly a surprise for me to see him so closely from my kitchen window! I'm also glad to think that those little bunnies may have lived to see another day!