Hennie van Heerden's Wildlife Diary

May 15, 2010

Today I fell in love with a fox..

Filed under: May — Hennie van Heerden @ 11:31 am

Today a trip to the “Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen”, a Nature reserve in the west of Holland was scheduled, together with my good friend Edgar Thissen. The area is known for its great number of foxes so we had good hopes. We took off at sunrise as the early morning fog still covered the many creeks and water basins of the reserve. We stopped at a little pond to wait for the light to light up the fog and got rewarded by these beautiful Grebes putting up a show.

It wasn’t long before the first fox showed up. A beautiful old fox appeared out of nowhere, walking straight up to us. There was something in his eyes that really got to me. A sort of loneliness, a defeat. As if he was saying goodbye. He hit me straight into my heart.

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